AHVRP recognizes individuals and organizations who are working to create meaningful experiences in hospitals throughout the country through innovative volunteer programs and services that enhance the experience of staff and patients.
The Hospital Awards for Volunteer Excellence (HAVE) program was established by the American Hospital Association to help hospitals and health care systems attract and retain volunteers by recognizing outstanding contributions of organized volunteer programs. In addition, the HAVE Awards acknowledge the value of volunteerism to individuals, organizations and communities.
The AHVRP Award of Excellence recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exemplary service and contribution to AHVRP and to the profession of healthcare volunteer management.
The AHVRP Extraordinary Program Award honors programs that go beyond what is usual, ordinary, regular or established and demonstrates substantial benefit to the recipients, to the health care organization and to the volunteers providing the service.
The AHVRP Retail Excellence Program Award recognizes a retail shop in a healthcare setting which has resulted in achieving exemplary results, and has demonstrated substantial benefit to the recipients, to the health care organization, the community and to the volunteers providing the service.
The AHVRP Traditional Excellence Program Award recognizes traditional volunteer programs (i.e. pet therapy, patient rounding, meals on wheels, etc.) that have been taken from good to great with the help of creative and innovative changes that invigorate an existing program.