Presentation on theme: "Welcome to the Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals The Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals (AHVRP) is."— Presentation transcript:
1Welcome 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.AHVRPP:F:Website:
2Additional free benefits for AHVRP members: Value of MembershipBelow is a chart to show how much savings you receive with your $150membership dues:Three free audio conferences $297One publication discount $50Webinar discount $20Archive discount $100Conference discount $150CAVS certification/renewal discount $150$767 in savingsAdditional free benefits for AHVRP members:DVS, Hospice and Retail LISTSERV®, Mentoring Program, DVS Toolkit, Member directory, monthly newsletter and AHA member benefits
3Membership GuideThis guide will help you get the most out of your AHVRP membership, including:How to register your accountAnnual ConferenceMember BenefitsChapter/VISNAudio ConferenceGetting InvolvedPublicationsLeadershipPrinciplesAHVRP StaffCAVS CertificationAmerican Hospital AssociationMentoring Program
4Click on Register to set up your account Register your AccountClick on Register to set up your accountRegister at so thatyou will gain access to all of the‘Members Only’ areas of both theAHVRP and the AmericanHospital Association websites.Once registered, you will also be able to update your profile, access yourMembership ID number, renew membership, purchase publications,and register for events (including audio conferences/webinars and the annualconference).
5Register Your Account: After clicking on Register,enter your addressassociated with yourmembership or enter yourAHVRP Member ID #.You will then be askedto confirm your accountinformation and a temporarypassword and link will beed to you. This link willdirect you to create a newpassword and access yourprofile. Save this passwordand use it to log in AHVRP’swebsite.Enter address as your username or enter your member id #Please contact AHVRP if you have any problems at
6Member BenefitsNow 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 webinarsMentoring ProgramDVS Toolkit (Retail and Hospice Toolkits are coming soon)Monthly Newsletter – News You Can UseMember DirectoryReceive a Discounts on:Publications Webinars and archive recordingsCertified Administrator of Volunteer Services (CAVS)- Testing and RenewalsAnnual Conference registration
7What 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.
8WebinarsFor 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.
9Mentoring ProgramAHVRP'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.
10Retail & 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.
11Hospice ToolsAHVRP 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.
12DVS ToolkitThe 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.
13Monthly Newsletter News You Can Use AHVRP communicates with its members on a regular basis. Be sureAHVRP has your address, so you can benefit from this monthlycommunication. 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.
14Membership 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.
15Learn more about the AHVRP Career Center. The Career Center is an interactive job board that offers an easy-to-use and highlytargeted resource for online employment connections. Anyone can use this freeservice that provides access to employers and jobs in the healthcare field. Jobseekers can post their resumes, browse and view available jobs based on their criteriaand save those jobs for later review. Job seekers can also create a search agent toprovide notifications of jobs that match their criteria.Employers can post jobs online, search for qualified candidates based on specific jobcriteria, and create an online resume agent to qualified candidates daily. Theyalso benefit from online reporting that provides job activity statistics.Learn more about the AHVRP Career Center.
16PublicationsAHVRP 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!
17Learn 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 atChapter Conferences and in an online webinar format. For the experiencedvolunteer administrator, The Principles Course reviews the fundamental buildingblocks of a dynamic program, re-tooled to better meet the changing needs of today’shealth 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 whoare planning to pursue their CAVS Certification. The mix of both experienced andnew administrators in the field offers a unique forum for examining what we do andhow we do it. The Principles Course provides insight and direction into how volunteerservices can impact organization goals and support changes and challenges in thehealth care Industry.Learn more about Principles’ FAQ’s including a list of the 6 modules.
18Certified 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 HandbookIn A Nutshell publicationCAVS ApplicationQuestions? Please contact AHVRP at
19August 19-22, in Washington, D.C. Metro Area Annual ConferenceEducational sessions will cover the following topics:Planning and Program DevelopmentManagement of Human ResourcesFinanceOrganization and Management of ServicesOutreach, Advocacy and Public RelationsProfessional DevelopmentRetail OperationsPrinciples of Volunteer Resource ManagementThis 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
20ChaptersChapters 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
21How 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.
22Stacy Scott Berteau, CAVS 2014 Board MembersKathy Moe, CAVSPresidentSandra Marshall , CAVSPresident-ElectStacy Scott Berteau, CAVSImmediate Past President
25AHA AffiliationThrough 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.
26THANK 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!