To support and develop best practice in volunteer management in the NHS and Healthcare, enhancing the experience of patients, carers, the public, volunteers and staff.
At NAVSM we are proud of our progress providing support to volunteer service staff for over 50 years and more recently, achieving the goals set out in our 2015-2020 strategy. During this period there have been many positive changes in healthcare volunteering, but with this also many challenges affecting the sector, none more so than the impact of Covid_19. At NAVSM we understand that successful volunteering can only happen through the dedication, hard work and commitment of voluntary service staff, our NEC members are experts by experience and can empathise with the challenges faced by our members. To achieve a greater understanding and wider recognition we encourage active NAVSM membership, for voluntary service staff to come together to be the strong voice of volunteering in healthcare.
Our aims for 2021-2024 are ambitious but we realise the scale of the challenges being faced by our colleagues and that now, more than ever, NAVSM has a key role to play in championing, supporting and developing voluntary service staff in healthcare.
Voluntary service staff are recognised, respected and valued for their contribution in healthcare, where through networking and sharing of knowledge, skills and expertise they are encouraged and inspired to be the best they can be.
To establish NAVSM as the association of choice to champion, support and develop volunteer service staff in healthcare
To encourage, inspire and support voluntary service staff to become the best they can be, inspired to be next generation of volunteer leaders in healthcare
To develop effective working relationships with national healthcare volunteering strategic partners, representing the voice of NAVSM members and working collaboratively for the benefit of voluntary service staff