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.
Volunteer Worthy News
Volunteer-related articles of interest from CAHHS Volunteer Services monthly newsletter
Explore and Prosper at Atlanta or Las Vegas Markets
International Market Centers (IMC) serves as the most comprehensive gift, home décor, and furniture market in the United States. Each year, buyers and sellers from around the world gather in both Atlanta and Las Vegas for a multi-day event of networking, education, and product purchasing. As a CAHHS member, hospital gift shop retail buyers are […]
The Power of One, the Value of Many
“Volunteerism is the voice of the people put into action. These actions shape and mold the present into a future of which we can all be proud.” – Helen Dyer The COVID-19 crisis has deeply touched every one of us. From those who suffered financial hardships to those who experienced prolonged periods of isolation to […]
Celebrating our corps of vaccine site volunteers
As if giving the go-ahead nod to April’s Volunteer Month, Sharp has made the long-awaited announcement that our volunteer programs are resuming across the System. Our much-missed volunteers are able to resume helping patients bedside in non-COVID areas, and with some other restrictions still in place, but the good news is they’re on their way […]
Celebrate National Volunteer Week
Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize and acknowledge the many passionate volunteers who donate their time, offer their talents, share their skills, and provide vital support to causes they care about in their hospital and community. This year’s annual week of recognition is April 18-24.
National Volunteer Week 2021
Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize and acknowledge the many passionate volunteers who donate their time, offer their talents, share their skills, and provide vital support to causes they care about in their hospital and community. This year’s annual week of recognition is April 18-24. In what has been an […]
Donate Life Month Shines a Light on Organ Donation
Established in 2003 and observed each April, National Donate Life Month is a time designed to draw attention to organ donation and motivate individuals to register as organ, eye, and tissue donors.
Hear from Volunteer Leaders and Learn New Skills at 2021 Volunteer Conference
There’s still time to register for the California Hospital Volunteer Leadership Conference on Feb. 16-17. This year’s conference will be held virtually, utilizing the Zoom webinar and meetings features.
We’re Not There Yet, But We’re Getting Closer
Are we there yet?
It’s a question we have all heard that usually indicates the trip has been way too long. We can certainly say that about this past year!! It has been filled with stops and starts, bumps and potholes, and some very sharp twists and turns that have made us all a little nervous and fearful. It has even stopped us in our tracks a few times.
Will Glaspie Q&A
Will Glaspie, director of volunteer services, at Oroville Hospital is retiring this month after a 40+-year career in health care. Before he heads off to enjoy his well-earned retirement, CAHHS had a few questions for him. Some answers have been edited for clarity.
1. How long have you been the director of volunteer services with Oroville Hospital?