Volunteer Management Lessons Learned in 2021: Working around COVID Restrictions and how to Plan Moving Forward.
Director, Guest & Volunteer Services
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
DaVida Lee-Williams has served as a volunteer manager for over 23 years. She began her career in nonprofit as an AmeriCorps member and Team Leader with Hands On Atlanta.
After serving 2 years in AmeriCorps, she continued with Hands On Atlanta as a recruiter for its AmeriCorps program and literacy program to eventually managing a team of recruiters responsible for the overall volunteer recruitment and retention for the organization’s programs and special events, annually recruiting over 30,000 individuals.
Currently, Mrs. Lee-Williams serves as the Director of Guest & Volunteer Services for Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University where, for the past 13 years, she has grown the volunteer program from 12 individuals to a corps of over 450 consistent and committed volunteers throughout the organization's 6 outpatient locations, along with the duties of leading the organization’s patient relations, Patient & Family Advisory Board, Arts In Health program, and the volunteer recruitment of its annual Winship 5k race/walk.
Recently, she was selected to serve as a member of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council for Emory Healthcare’s Physician Group Practices.
National Center for Civil and Human Rights
Kelly Crosby is a fine artist and the volunteer coordinator for the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.
She is also an arts administrator and mural artist for the non-profit organization, the Inner-City Muslim Action Network.