The Southern California Association Directors of Volunteer Services (SCADVS) awarded Liz Mirzaian, director of volunteer services at GAMC, with their 2007 Annual Award of Excellence for Innovation in Volunteer Program Management. Mirzaian accepted the award for creating a new volunteer orientation presentation aimed at securing candidates and saving time in processing and meetings.
"We often had applicants who were not able to attend a scheduled in-house orientation and by scheduling them for a later orientation session, we always risked the chance of losing them to another agency that could see them sooner," said Mirzaian. "The fact that new volunteer applicants can complete the orientation almost immediately if they prefer lets them know that we are conducting a professional sophisticated program."
The new program even sparked interest with directors and managers in several other hospitals and many are now considering implementing it into their volunteer programs.
Glendale Adventist Medical Center is a 457-bed, faith-based medical center that employs over 2,300 employees and utilizes over 570 volunteers. Volunteers serve throughout the hospital in a variety of areas.
If you are interested in volunteering and would like to know what position is right for you, call our Volunteer Resources at (818) 409-8057 or to view a description of our volunteer opportunities and download a volunteer application, please click on the following link: http://www.volunteermatch.org/results/org_detail.jsp?orgid=20982