CHA News Article

Conference to Explore New Hospital Volunteer Community Programs and Collaborations
Feb. 18-21 in Sacramento

As hospitals recognize the need to reach out to their communities to ensure population health, the 2014 California Hospital Volunteer Leadership Conference will spotlight new hospital volunteer community programs and collaborations being explored by California’s hospital volunteer leaders.

Donate Life California, the state-authorized organ and tissue donor registry, will present a special panel workshop and a general session tailored for hospital volunteers. Attendees will learn how Donate Life California works with hospitals and organ procurement organizations to save lives through organ and tissue donation and transplantation. The general session will feature a transplant recipient and a donor mom telling their story to illustrate how donation and transplantation change lives. A “hospital volunteer toolkit” panel discussion will show hospital volunteers how they can help save lives in the midst of tragedy and offer crucial support to organ donor families and transplant recipients. 

Attendees will also learn from The National Volunteer Caregiving Network (NVCN), an organization that works to bring volunteer caregivers from diverse backgrounds together to care for their homebound neighbors who may be isolated and living with chronic health conditions or disabilities. Non-medical volunteer assistance enables these individuals to enjoy a better quality of life and maintain their independence longer. Panel presentations, including representatives from the John Muir Health Caring Hands Volunteer Caregivers Program and NVCN Caregivers, will share their models, materials and systems to connect volunteers to hospital patients living at home.

Conference registration is available exclusively online for attendees, exhibitors, sponsors and advertisers. For more information and to register, visit