About Volunteers

Volunteers give selflessly of themselves and are vital to California’s hospitals. They staff the gift shops, answer phones, work hand in hand with staff, and more in order to help hospitals run smoothly. The California Hospital Volunteer Leadership Network, previously recognized as the Committee on Volunteer Services and Directors’ Coordinating Council, is essential in linking hospital volunteer leaders, hospital administrations, and other hospital community representatives throughout the state. The network members plan and recommend policies and standards for volunteer activities in hospitals and health systems throughout the state.

2023 Volunteer Leadership Conference Dates Set, Presentation Proposals Requested

CAHHS is excited to announce the 60th annual California Hospital Volunteer Leadership Conference will be held in-person only Feb. 21-22, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento. Hospital volunteer leaders, paid staff who manage volunteer programs, and community partners looking to expand their volunteer knowledge are encouraged to attend. The two-day conference will offer educational sessions, […]

Virtual Vendor Showcase for Hospital Gift Shop Buyers

Thank you to the participants and vendor presenters who participated in the Virtual Vendor Showcase Zoom session Aug. 2. Session materials are now available. Session Info The Las Vegas Market is currently hosting its annual summer market, where top vendors are showcasing popular trending products for hospital gift shop buyers to offer their patients, visitors, […]

Celebrate National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week is a time of celebration, to honor and pay recognition to the thousands of volunteers supporting California hospitals. CAHHS Volunteer Services thanks all California hospital volunteers for your heroism, dedication, and the impact you continue to make day in and day out to support your hospital and your community. We want to […]

2022 California Hospital Volunteer Leadership Virtual Conference

The 2022 California Hospital Volunteer Leadership Conference, will take place virtually, February 22-23 via Zoom. Our conference theme – Moving Forward | United Together – reflects connectivity and the importance of adapting our programs for the current health care landscape. The intended audience is volunteer leaders, volunteers, paid staff who manage volunteer programs, community partners, […]

Networking Discussion Opportunity – Volunteer-Auxiliary-Led Gift Shops Follow-Up

Thank you to those who participated in the Volunteer-Auxiliary-Led Gift Shops Zoom networking discussion. We hope you found the discussion beneficial. Your feedback is valuable to the success of future educational offerings. Please take this opportunity to let us know about your session experience by completing this short questionnaire.  Thank you to those who shared […]

2022 Conference Offers Parliamentarian Procedures Session for Volunteer Leaders

California State Association of Parliamentarians (CSAP) President, Sally F. LaMacchia, Esq., PRP, will present Parliamentary Essentials for Active Members during the virtual 2022 California Hospital Volunteer Leadership Conference, Feb. 22-23. This educational session, comprised of three short presentations What Does a Parliamentarian Do? Active Membership Skills Say It Now – This is How is designed […]