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Who is TADVS?

The Texas Association, Directors of Volunteer Services (TADVS), an affiliate chapter of AHVRP (www.ahvrp.org), is the choice professional membership chapter for healthcare volunteer services, retail operations and related support services disciplines. 

 TADVS:                                         

  • Provides forums for information exchange & networking with members around the state,
  • Promotes professional performance standards,
  • Conducts education programs,
  • Keeps you informed on healthcare topics and trends in healthcare volunteer management.

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Words from the President

If you are not a TADVS member, I encourage you to reach out to a board member and just ask them what TADVS has meant to them. I did just that 10 years ago and it was one of the best career decisions I have ever made.

Making a difference, that’s what Volunteer Directors do every day! TADVS is there to help you along the way.

Glenda Gibbs, TADVS President

Citizens Medical Center

Volunteer & Gift Shop Manager


From the President

Member of the Month!

          This month's highlighted member was nominated by             Hortencia Castano-Ubranowiez:

At the 2018 TADVS Summit, Herb shared with me the idea of allowing Junior Volunteers to escort pet therapy. Well, this year our junior volunteers are escorting our pet therapy group for the first time.

Herb- thank you. This has been a great take-away from the conference. Worth every penny!!!


Where we started...


Marion Blieden

First Elected President of the Organization

(Photo from Valley Morning Star, 1953)


On January 1, 1970, the Texas Association, Staff Directors of Hospital Volunteer Services became an affiliated society of the Texas Hospital Association with the original organization by-laws dated December 17, 1969.  The society began with 62 members and was formed to provide a mechanism for sharing information and methods of operations of salaried directors of volunteers. 

Although this date marks the birth of TADVS as we know it today, our proud heritage began further back on May 13, 1959.  The Directors of Volunteers in hospitals in Texas met and formed a state organization while attending the Texas Hospital Association Convention.  Mrs. Marion Blieden of the Veterans Administration Hospital of Houston was elected as the first president in 1959.  Five vice-presidents were elected to provide communication across the state.

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