The Council on Auxiliaries/Volunteers of the Georgia Hospital Association (CoA/V) was founded in 1958 and currently consists of 79 hospital auxiliaries throughout the state of Georgia. During the 2013-2014 year these Auxilians (7,457) volunteered a total of 1,285,189.0 hours in their participating hospitals and contributed funds totaling $3,234,799.00. There are also 41 teen programs with a total of 1516 teen volunteers that are active throughout our organization. Sixty-one Auxiliaries have gift shops. The association is divided into 7 districts: Central, East Central, North, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, and Southwest.(See Participating Districts.) Two district directors represent each district. Its governing body is made up of a Board of Management (BOM) that directs the actions and programs of the association. (See Board of Management.) The President also selects members of the BOM to serve on committees. You can find the list of committees and their members under Board of Management.
The Council offers the training needed to insure each auxiliary offers practical help to its health care facility in performing essential services. Auxiliaries can be of tremendous help with community relations programs, community outreach programs, in providing valuable volunteer services to patients, and donating financial resources to improve patient care. One of the greatest values of Council Membership is the exchange of ideas and experiences which can help Auxilians and Volunteers initiate new services designed to better the care given to patients in our hospitals and help individuals better prepare themselves for leadership positions in their auxiliaries. It is the aim of Council to establish new Auxiliaries at the request of health care facilities, and to assist in the dissemination of information concerning projects and services which will further the efficient functioning of health care auxiliaries in the Georgia Hospital Association and American Hospital Association.
To join the Council on Auxiliaries/Volunteers please contact our V.P. of Membership
Anita Barnes at (912) 381-4796
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