In March, we requested responses from the questionnaire, “How is COVID-19 Impacting Your Volunteers?” and learned many hospitals suspended their programs, some modified them with limited volunteer activity, and few volunteer leaders were furloughed.
In July, we requested a status update with the questionnaire, “Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 in Hospital Volunteer Programs.” Responses indicated most hospitals were in the planning process of returning volunteers, some received additional tasks and responsibilities due to COVID-19 and gift shops were closed or open with limited operations.
Now, more than eight months after our first questionnaire, the pandemic continues and we are adapting daily to support the needs of our hospitals. In a time when volunteer leaders needed to come together, they have and continue to do so by collaborating and sharing ideas with peers.
To help us continue these efforts we need your feedback. Please take a few minutes to fill out the updated questionnaire, “Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 in Hospital Volunteer Programs: Fall/Winter Update.”
To maintain consistent data collection, the questionnaire includes the same questions posed in July, with a few additions to address member requests. Responses will be captured through Dec. 11.