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VolunteerTalk: Insurance for Your Volunteer Programs

The CAHHS Volunteer Services Office received the following inquiry from Patricia Dooley, Director, Volunteer Services at Cottage Health in Santa Barbara, California:

Submitted May 21, 2020

As we navigate reintroducing volunteers within the hospital setting we’re reviewing our volunteer insurance policy and would appreciate your feedback related to your hospital insurance.

  • Does your hospitals workers compensation insurance include coverage for your hospital volunteer program? 
    • If no, does your volunteer program have a separate insurance policy?
  • Does your workers compensation and/or volunteer program insurance include virus coverage, including COVID-19?
  • Please share any liability waiver forms for your volunteer program.

Thank you!

Patricia Dooley, CAVS
Director, Volunteer Services
Cottage Health | Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital, Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital
(805) 319-1789
pdooley@sbch.org

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