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August 2, 2017

Volunteer coordinator earns certification

Project HOPE congratulates Andrea Dunne-Sosa, Director of Global Volunteer Programs and Regional Director of the Americas, on becoming certified by the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration (CVA).

Dunne-Sosa’s CVA certification honors her 15 years of experience in volunteer resource management, the time she dedicates every day to assisting our volunteers all over the world, and her extensive education in the field of public health—graduating Summa Cum Laude from Columbia University’s School of Public Health. According to the Council for Certification website, a CVA also “confirms that individuals have the knowledge needed to competently attract, onboard and support volunteers.”

“I’m thrilled to be awarded the CVA certification and I look forward to using it to grow the profession of Volunteer Administration, and most importantly to grow my career and continue the work of supporting Project HOPE’s incredible volunteers who are providing invaluable training for local health workers and medical care to those in need throughout the developing world,” said Dunne-Sosa.

At Project HOPE, Dunne-Sosa has overseen the deployment of volunteers in response to disasters in Asia and the Caribbean and supported the work of volunteers involved in HOPE’s global health programs worldwide.

Prior to her time working for Project HOPE, Dunne-Sosa was the Program Officer for Health and Nutrition at Children International, overseeing their global health programs benefitting nearly 300,000 children. She was also the Director of Health and Safety at an American Red Cross chapter where she worked to advance training in critical skills such as CPR, Pediatric and Adult First Aid, Wilderness First Aid and Disaster Response.

Dunne-Sosa joins a select group of approximately 1,500 individuals who have attained this sought-after international credential as demonstration of their professional excellence in mobilizing and managing volunteers. The CVA credential was developed in the early 1980s as a professional development tool for individual practitioners who lead volunteer engagement in a wide variety of nonprofit, government, and corporate entities.

Certification in Volunteer Administration

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