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Regular Membership - $175
Individual members who are management and/or supervisory professionals of volunteer services, or related disciplines, and actively employed in a healthcare setting, or in a setting where healthcare services are provided.
At-Large Membership - $50
These members are volunteers or auxilians in a hospital or healthcare setting and do not hold a paid position as a DVS or gift shop manager.
These members will pay a discounted rate off the standard Society dues. They will have no voting privileges and may not hold office.
Vendor Membership - $400
Individuals who are consultants, manufacturers, and/or vendors should consider Vendor membership. You will receive access to our monthly newsletter, DVS toolkit, membership directory and our career center. You will also receive discounts on conference registration, online marketing, and much more.
Retired, Transitional and Full-Time Students Membership - $50
When requesting membership in this category, please submit the application and written request to email@example.com.
Please note that members may cancel their membership at any time, but dues will not be refunded nor is membership transferable.
An applicant may be admitted to membership at anytime during the year upon paying annual dues. Under cycle billing procedures, dues will be billed again 12 months later, not on a calendar-year basis. AHVRP deposits the enclosed funds remittance (pending application approval), and in the event the application is not approved, AHVRP will promptly refund the remittance. Your dues must accompany your application.
- DVS, RETAIL and HOSPICE LISTSERV® – These forums offer you a chance to exchange ideas and benefit from the experience, knowledge, and wisdom of your peers. You can improve your communications and receive immediate answers to your questions.
- Webinars – Receive FREE webinars in 2018 and earn free CEU's for your participation on these calls.
- Member Directory – Gain access to a searchable membership directory. Find people and their contact information in your state, or someone you met at a conference.
- AHA Affiliation – Access to the Members Only section of the AHA website.
- Access to the world's largest collection of hospital literature through the AHA Resource Center.
- Member discounts on more than 300 publications and AV resources, available through the AHA Member Resources, Publications and Products Catalog.
- The opportunity to partner with other personal membership societies of AHA on a variety of projects and issues of mutual interest to the groups.
Receive discounts on:
- Certified Administrator of Volunteer Services (CAVS) – Testing and Renewals
- Annual Conference registration
Award for Excellence – Members with a minimum of five years as an AHVRP member, are eligible to receive this prestigious award recognizing their exemplary service and contribution to AHVRP and the profession of Healthcare Volunteer Management.
The Extraordinary Program Award recognizes unique and original programs that demonstrate substantial benefit to recipients, to the health care organization and to the volunteers providing the service.
The Traditional Excellence Award recognizes seasoned volunteer programs that were invigorated and taken from good to great. These programs demonstrate substantial benefit to the recipients, to the health care organization and to the volunteers providing the service.
The Retail Excellence Program Award recognizes retail excellence in healthcare systems, hospitals, long term care or hospice organizations.
Please contact AHVRP at 312-422-3939 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AHVRP Member Spotlight
Lindsey Medina, CAVS
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, Pomona, Calif.
n addition to the standard questions, we asked Lindsey about being CAVS certified, letting her certification lapse, then test again:
“In 2006, I tested for the CAVS test. This was the first time that it was offered in California. At that time, not many people knew about the certification, and there was a lot of discrediting of the certification by people who did not pass the exam. Unfortunately, I let my certification laps because I did not submit my CEU’s. It wasn’t as much of a priority for me at that time because of the aforementioned lack of recognition among my peers. However, as more people became certified, recognition of the certification grew. I mentioned my desire to re-certify a number of times to my superior (who had also let her certification lapse at the same time). However, she always put it off until “next year”. When she left the organization, I took the opportunity to approach my VP about it, who was completely supportive of re-certifying. As the test was being offered at the CAHHS Conference, that I was already planning to attend, it was very convenient to re-test. I feel that the certification now illustrates that I am an expert in the field, and when higher level executives question my knowledge on certain topics, I have the ability to point to the certification as proof of my expertise.”