AHVRP Committees

The 2020 Call for Volunteers is now closed. 

Volunteers are the backbone of AHVRP's success. By participating in AHVRP committees and task forces, you can gain personal satisfaction, leadership experience as well as the knowledge that your work will help promote the profession, and your professional association in Leading America's Healthcare Volunteers.

AHVRP committees are developed to assist the association in achieving its initiatives and fulfilling its strategic goals and objectives of setting the standard for volunteer excellence. 


The benefits of serving on an AHVRP committee or task force are many:

  • The opportunity to receive useful background information and data developed by AHVRP and/or the American Hospital Association for use in meeting the committee’s objectives.
  • The opportunity to build a network of other volunteer resource professionals who are involved and interested in the same subjects/issues.
  • The opportunity to learn from other volunteer management professionals.
  • Acknowledgement and recognition for your expertise and contributions from AHVRP and your peers.
  • Preparation for expanded roles and responsibilities in AHVRP Volunteer Leadership.
  • Receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for volunteer time completed with committee work.

We know that those 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.

Each committee is led by AHVRP members and supported by AHVRP staff and a liaison from the Board of Directors.


Chair: Beth Daddario, CAVS
Board Liaison, Cheryl Call, CAVS

Strategic Goals and Objectives:
To plan and execute annual education conference by selecting faculty and topics in the fields of volunteer management and retail operation professional.


  • Chair will assign duties to committee members
    • Hospitality
    • First time attendees for volunteer resource, retail operations professionals and Auxilians/Volunteers
    • Facilitators
  • Review and evaluate concurrent session speaker proposals for concurrent sessions.
  • Provide opportunities to network


    Board Liaison: Wendy Turner, CAVS

    Strategic Goals and Objectives:

    To increase communication, support and education for Affiliated Chapters of AHVRP.

    2020 Charges:

    • Engage communication with Affiliated Chapters and their Leaders during quarterly conference calls
    • Develop a regular schedule for communication, networking and education
    • Advise on materials available for current and potential Affiliated Chapters


    Strategic Goals and Objectives:
    Review and advise enhancements of AHVRP publications and suggest topics webinars for quality, timeliness, and relevance. Promote the Certified Administrator of Volunteer Services (CAVS) credential to advance and advocate for the profession and professional development.


    Board Liaison: Amy Sanders, CAVS

    2020 Charges:

    • Work on creating a prep test book
    • Job analysis (partnering with AHA)


    Board Liaison: Rob Toonkel, CAVS 

    2020 Charges:

    Begin editing and updating

    • "In a Nutshell"
    • "Principles of Volunteer Management"


    Board Liaison: Frank Hrabe

    2020 Charges:

    Begin the process of getting our recorded webinars online and available for CEUs

    • View recordings
    • Create quiz questions



      Chair: Linda Fisher, CAVS

      Strategic Goals and Objectives:
      To execute the annual election of the association as specified by the bylaws


      • Identify, review and slate qualified candidates for board nomination process
      • Slate candidates for president-elect
      • Slate the required number of members-at-large
      • Slate four (4) for the Committee on Nominations



          Board Liaison: Cheryl Call, CAVS

          Strategic Goals and Objectives:
          To provide retail management professionals in healthcare the highest quality of education, networking, best practices, and resources.

          2020 Charges:

          • Highlight the various markets and AHVRP members who speak at them
          • Feature a monthly "Retail Pointer"
          • Show gift shop display ideas


          Board Liaison: Gerardo Sanabria-Payne

          Strategic goals and objectives:
          Learn how member engagement can help build your professional network and to help establish your brand as experts in the field of Volunteer Resource Management by enabling peers to make bridging connections with one another on issues that are important, timely, and relevant to the profession.

          2020 Charges:

          • Educate members on the mission, goals and resources of AHVRP
          • Share with membership best practices and how to successfully use platforms to position themselves and their organization as industry thought leaders by using these platforms to access documents, webinars and networking venues
          • Engage new members via phone and email