Volunteer Programs

Healthcare volunteer programs can be challenging to create, maintain and grow for many reasons, including high rates of volunteer turnover, lack of resources, poor visibility within the organization or institution being served, and inefficient program design.

D’vorah has designed, managed and grown volunteer programs in healthcare settings through much of her career, with many of her programs earning recognition for their effectiveness, efficiency, and high rates of volunteer satisfaction.  She has worked with both community and academically-affiliated hospitals, including Stanford University Medical Center.  D’vorah uses her experience as a registered nurse to create robust volunteer programs that have positive impact on HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) scores, while providing meaningful service and learning opportunities for volunteers.  She consults and presents on healthcare volunteer issues and opportunities nationally and internationally, with a focus on both caring for historically underserved communities and opening access to health care careers for members of these communities via healthcare volunteering.  She specializes in working with managers and directors to identify novel and significant volunteer opportunities that are typically overlooked or not considered when a program is being designed. She is a Certified Administrator of Volunteer Services (CAVS), and is active with state and national level healthcare volunteer advisory committees.

D’vorah has a diverse array of healthcare volunteer colleagues with whom to collaborate depending upon a client’s needs. 

When meeting with D’vorah to discuss how The D’vorah Rose Consultancy can be of service, it will be helpful if you can provide the following information:

How you would like to engage The Consultancy

  • • Scholar in Residence
  • • Panel Presentation
  • • Professional Development
  • • Conference Presentation
  • • Program Design and Development
  • • Other

Name of event (if relevant)

  • • Location
  • • Date and start time 
  • • Length of event


Selected Lectures and Publications

Developing Healthcare Volunteer Programs. End-of-Life: Jewish Perspectives IV.  Munich, Germany  3/2019 (Conference sponsors included Bielefeld Hospital Palliative Care Department and German Hospice and Palliative Association)

Building the Foundation for Volunteer Involvement.  California Hospital Volunteer Leadership Conference. Sacramento, CA  2/2019

Engaging Healthcare Staff as Volunteers.   Sutter Health, Fairfield CA  10/2018

Training Hospice and Palliative Care Volunteers Programs and Curricula  8/2015

Training Hospital and Community-Based Spiritual Care Volunteers Programs and Curricula  4/2015

Creating, Training and Cultivating Pastoral Care Volunteer Programs Within Your Religious Community Programs and Curricula 6/2014



“D’vorah Rose has been a valued colleague to me. She is a wise and astute listener with a caring heart. She is a great collaborator and I have enjoyed working together on various projects. D’vorah offers a rare combination of common sense and creativity that makes working together incredibly valuable.”  Hailey M., Chaplain, Stanford Hospital


“D’vorah is always a great lecturer. I could listen to her all day.”

“Your teaching is sensitive, clear, meaningful, and very applicable!”

“I appreciate the spiritual assessment tools; this course would be beneficial to many healthcare professionals.”

“Insightful discussion, and good integration of humor.” Class Participants, Stanford Hospital and Clinics’ Professional Development Continuing Education Courses