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1 Welcome to the Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals
The Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals (AHVRP) is a professional membership group of the American Hospital Association and is the premier professional membership society for healthcare volunteer services, retail operations and related support services disciplines. AHVRP P: F: Website:

2 Additional free benefits for AHVRP members:
Value of Membership Below is a chart to show how much savings you receive with your $150 membership dues: Three free audio conferences $297 One publication discount $50 Webinar discount $20 Archive discount $100 Conference discount $150 CAVS certification/renewal discount $150 $767 in savings Additional free benefits for AHVRP members: DVS, Hospice and Retail LISTSERV®, Mentoring Program, DVS Toolkit, Member directory, monthly newsletter and AHA member benefits

3 Membership Guide This guide will help you get the most out of your AHVRP membership, including: How to register your account Annual Conference Member Benefits Chapter/VISN Audio Conference Getting Involved Publications Leadership Principles AHVRP Staff CAVS Certification American Hospital Association Mentoring Program

4 Click on Register to set up your account
Register your Account Click on Register to set up your account Register at so that you will gain access to all of the ‘Members Only’ areas of both the AHVRP and the American Hospital Association websites. Once registered, you will also be able to update your profile, access your Membership ID number, renew membership, purchase publications, and register for events (including audio conferences/webinars and the annual conference).

5 Register Your Account:
After clicking on Register, enter your address associated with your membership or enter your AHVRP Member ID #. You will then be asked to confirm your account information and a temporary password and link will be ed to you. This link will direct you to create a new password and access your profile. Save this password and use it to log in AHVRP’s website. Enter address as your username or enter your member id # Please contact AHVRP if you have any problems at

6 Member Benefits Now that you have created an account, you will have access to the many member benefits that come with your membership. Gain Access to: DVS, Retail and Hospice LISTSERV®  Three FREE webinars Mentoring Program DVS Toolkit (Retail and Hospice Toolkits are coming soon) Monthly Newsletter – News You Can Use Member Directory Receive a Discounts on: Publications   Webinars and archive recordings Certified Administrator of Volunteer Services (CAVS)- Testing and Renewals Annual Conference registration

7 What is a LISTSERV® LISTSERV® is an communication forum that allows members to exchange ideas, share experiences, and gain valuable information about their field. Ask questions and receive immediate answers! AHVRP currently offers members three LISTSERV® subscriptions: DVS General LISTSERV® (over 650 subscribers) Retail/Gift Shop LISTSERV® (over 150 subscribers) Hospice LISTSERV® To subscribe to a LISTSERV’®, please send an to requesting a subscription to any or all of the LISTSERV’s®. You can also request to receive one weekly in a digest format. The default subscription s you questions as posted. Once subscribed, you will receive an from LISTSERV® with directions on how to access your account (separate username and password from AHVRP) and how to submit a message. Learn more, including how to access archived questions.

8 Webinars For just one low price, you, your entire staff and others at your site can access valuable content presented in a minute webinar. Presentation handouts, log on information, and accompanying materials will be provided for the webinars. Members are always given a discounted price! Why You Should Say Y-E-S to Webinars? You get quality education and earn Continuing Education Units (per purchase). Expands your education dollars when multiple staff participate for the cost of only one registration. Saves money on staff travel and time away from the office. If you are not able to attend the live webinar, you can also purchase the archive (audio/webinar recording plus handouts and CEUs). The archive is also a valuable education tool to use for staff! Visit AHVRP’s Webinar Schedule to learn more and register. AHVRP also offers members three, pre-selected free webinars each year.

9 Mentoring Program AHVRP's mentoring program matches mentors and mentees based on their job requirements, career goals/expertise, and hospital type. The six month program includes a minimum of two phone calls per month between mentor/mentee and completion of an evaluation survey near the end of the program. Learn more about mentor/mentee benefits, qualifications, and the application process.

10 Retail & Gift Shop Tools
AHVRP continues to add new tools that assist members who also oversee and work in hospital retail gift shops. Here is a list of some helpful tools specific to the retail field: Trade shows listings to help with your trade show search. Retail LISTSERV® to communicate about retail specific topics. Retail-specific webinars including topics such as: using social media to promote your gift shop, balancing dual hats as DVS and gift shop manager, marketing merchandise, and much more! Retail track (five concurrent sessions) offered at the annual AHVRP conference specific to retail gift shops, as well as a retail pre-conference intensive workshop.

11 Hospice Tools AHVRP continues to add new tools that assist members who work in a hospice. Whether you are new in the service, or have been involved for many years, continuing education is vital to the hospice professional. Here is a list of some helpful tools specific to the hospice field: Hospice LISTSERV® to communicate about hospice specific topics. Hospice-specific audio conferences including topics such as: leadership and management tools, care giving burnout and fatigue, and how volunteers are the secret agents for HCAHPS improvement.

12 DVS Toolkit The DVS Toolkit is an on-line resource that will support you in advocating for your leadership position and promote the value of your program within your healthcare organization. As a member benefit, this exciting on-line toolkit provides a strong foundation of valuable resources and tools to assist you in further preparation for the CAVS exam, management reporting, benchmarking, program evaluation and much more. Get a quick snapshot of all that is available in the toolkit by reviewing the Toolkit at a Glance. Retail and Hospice toolkits are coming soon.

13 Monthly Newsletter News You Can Use
AHVRP communicates with its members on a regular basis. Be sure AHVRP has your address, so you can benefit from this monthly communication. AHVRP never sells member addresses. This enlightening monthly electronic news service provides members with the latest news in healthcare and volunteer service administration. This newsletter will also keep you up-to-date on upcoming AHVRP events and promotions. Read archived issues of the NYCU dating back to January 2007.

14 Membership Directory Access the online membership
directory to find AHVRP members. Search a member by entering the first few characters of any field. At least two search fields, in addition to country, must be selected. All fields do not need to be completed. Search results are limited to 25 members. Only the top 25 matches are displayed. AHVRP never sells member addresses.

15 Learn more about the AHVRP Career Center.
The Career Center is an interactive job board that offers an easy-to-use and highly targeted resource for online employment connections. Anyone can use this free service that provides access to employers and jobs in the healthcare field. Job seekers can post their resumes, browse and view available jobs based on their criteria and save those jobs for later review. Job seekers can also create a search agent to provide notifications of jobs that match their criteria. Employers can post jobs online, search for qualified candidates based on specific job criteria, and create an online resume agent to qualified candidates daily. They also benefit from online reporting that provides job activity statistics. Learn more about the AHVRP Career Center.

16 Publications AHVRP offers many publications to help you stay on the cutting edge of your profession. As an AHVRP member – you get preferred pricing on publications! Look for the ‘member price’ to see your savings! Check out or newest Legal Gems, Retail Calendar, and more. Visit AHVRP’s publications to learn more!

17 Learn more about Principles’ FAQ’s including a list of the 6 modules.
The Principles Course consists of six modules offered in 1 ½ hour segments at Chapter Conferences and in an online webinar format.  For the experienced volunteer administrator, The Principles Course reviews the fundamental building blocks of a dynamic program, re-tooled to better meet the changing needs of today’s health care facilities. For the new manager, it is an opportunity to learn, relearn, discuss and experience the rationale behind volunteer program design. Principles is also an in-depth training and development tool for AHVRP members who are planning to pursue their CAVS Certification.  The mix of both experienced and new administrators in the field offers a unique forum for examining what we do and how we do it. The Principles Course provides insight and direction into how volunteer services can impact organization goals and support changes and challenges in the health care Industry. Learn more about Principles’ FAQ’s including a list of the 6 modules. 

18 Certified Administrator of Volunteer Services (CAVS)
CAVS Certification provides both internal and external rewards. With this certification you will enjoy the pride of recognition of being among the elite in a critical field of healthcare.  CAVS is a premier credential based on a sound assessment that provides distinction in an increasingly competitive marketplace. The exam is offered the first week of March and October, through an online format (done through your chosen location). Visit CAVS Certification to learn more and gain access to study resources, including: CAVS Candidate Handbook In A Nutshell publication CAVS Application Questions? Please contact AHVRP at

19 August 19-22, in Washington, D.C. Metro Area
Annual Conference Educational sessions will cover the following topics: Planning and Program Development Management of Human Resources Finance Organization and Management of Services Outreach, Advocacy and Public Relations Professional Development Retail Operations Principles of Volunteer Resource Management This is the conference to attend for exposure to quality education and informed colleagues in the field of healthcare volunteer administration. Join us for the 46h Annual AHVRP Conference & Exhibition “Transforming and Inspiring Volunteerism with Innovation and Passion ” August 19-22, in Washington, D.C. Metro Area

20 Chapters Chapters are regional, state or metropolitan organizations of Directors of Volunteer Services who enter into written agreements of affiliation with AHVRP. The purpose of affiliation is to provide an organized structure that will enable AHVRP members to work together on problems of mutual interest; conduct educational programs; serve as a resource to related healthcare associations; provide channels of communications between AHVRP, the chapters and its members; and to promote the purpose of and membership of AHVRP. Chapters provide valuable links between healthcare administrators of volunteer services In close geographic proximity. Improved communications and cooperation between members enhances national membership and gives members opportunities to provide input and develop professionally. Questions? Please contact AHVRP at or

21 How You Can Get Involved
AHVRP seeks volunteers to participate in various AHVRP sponsored committees and task forces. We know that people who get the most out of their membership also give the most by participating in AHVRP initiatives. Position yourself for a truly rewarding volunteer and networking experience. By participating in AHVRP committees and task forces, you can gain personal satisfaction as well as the knowledge that your work will help promote the profession and your professional association in Leading America’s Healthcare Volunteers. Visit the list of our committees to learn about the various opportunities for involvement. AHVRP sends out a Call for Volunteers annually, requesting new volunteers to fill committee and task force roles. AHVRP also sends out a Call for Leaders in April, requesting members to run for President-Elect, Board At Large, and Nominations Committee positions.

22 Stacy Scott Berteau, CAVS
2014 Board Members Kathy Moe, CAVS President Sandra Marshall , CAVS President-Elect Stacy Scott Berteau, CAVS Immediate Past President

23 Kathleen McIntire, CAVS
2014 Board Members Karen Cinnamon, CAVS Angela Hayes, CAVS Mary Kay Hood Kathleen McIntire, CAVS Yolanda Voigt, CAVS Joanne Webster, CDVS

24 AHVRP Staff Don’t Know Whom to Ask?
Ursula Pawlowski, MSHR Governance and Operations Manager P: (312) F: (312) E: Meghan Strubel Products and Services Coordinator P: (312) F: (312) E: Governance Strategic issues Budget Operations Annual conference Education programs CAVS Publications LISTSERV® Mentoring

25 AHA Affiliation Through AHVRP’s affiliation with the American Hospital Association, AHVRP members can choose to receive daily news updates from the AHA. AHA News Now collects all of the biggest healthcare stories of the day and s them to you. Click here to sign up for the daily e-blast. AHA Advisories are sent on as needed to keep hospital CEOs and executive staff informed of needed legislative action and important changes to the healthcare landscape in America.

26 THANK YOU! Thank you again for joining AHVRP! We value you as a member and are proud to be your professional home. If we can be of help to you in any way, please give us a call. We are here to serve you!


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