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Whisenhunt PhotoAnn Whisenhunt

Senior Companion Program Manager
Volunteer Services

828.251.6622 (x126)


East Carolina University, Bachelor of Science, Parks, Recreation and Conservation
Duke Non Profit Management Certificate
Women in Management, UNCA
Leadership Asheville 16

Professional Experience

Ann, a native of Western North Carolina, has over 25 years experience in volunteer program development and management. Prior to becoming Senior Companion Program Manager in 2015, she was RSVP Coordinator at LOSRC . Before joining LOSRC, she worked as RSVP Director in Charleston, SC; Interim Executive Director and House Director at The Rathbun House, Asheville, NC; Four Seasons Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, Flat Rock, NC; City Of Asheville Parks & Recreation Cultural/Special Events Supervisor.


  • Identify  and generate new volunteer placement opportunities in non-profit and governmental entities in Buncombe, Henderson, Transylvania and Madison Counties for adults ages 55+ in alignment with RSVP grant focus/performance areas
  • Interview/screen/refer potential volunteers matching interests to community needs and solutions
  • Develop marketing and promotional strategies for volunteer recruitment and relationship building with area non profits/governmental agencies
  • Maintain effective communication among volunteers/volunteer stations
  • Maintain RSVP social media sites
  • Plan, collaborate and coordinate special events/ service projects/volunteer recognition events
  • Develop and monitor annual RSVP budget
  • Complete bi-annual grant updates/reports
  • Ensure compliance with all Federal Grant requirements