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VolunteerTalk: Volunteer Dues and Fees

On April 2, 2018, the CAHHS Volunteer Services Office received the following inquiry from Jeannie Lee, Service League President at Washington Hospital Healthcare System in Fremont, California:

Does your hospital volunteer league/guild/auxiliary/department charge membership dues/fees for any of the following volunteer categories?  If so, would you please share the dollar amounts?

  • Adult
  • Student
  • Inactive
  • Active
  • Associate
  • Lifetime
  • Membership application

Thank you!

To respond, click “Add new comment” below. Please include your name, title and hospital.

Jeannie Yee
Service League President
Washington Hospital Healthcare System
(510) 818-5069
jeannie_yee@whhs.com 

Comments

Volunteer Fees and Dues

Our Volunteer Services department does not charge any membership or application fees for hospital volunteers except for the cost of the volunteer uniform which is currently $20. We are not supported by any auxiliary or guild. Karleen Ballmer Manager, Volunteer Services Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento

Volunteer Dues and Fees

Our Volunteer League requires a $5 annual fee. Colleen Wilson, HR Manager, Talent Development/Chaplaincy & Volunteer Services Sierra View Medical Center cwilson@sierra-view.com (559)788-6077

Volunteer Dues/Fees

Several years ago, our Executive Board voted to eliminate dues. We felt that the Volunteers do so many things for our hospital, including donating their time, there money which includes grocery items for ourl bake sales. It doesn't seem right that we ask them to pay dues as well. Linda Ezzat St. Elizabeth Community Hospital Red Bluff, CA

Volunteer Membership Fees

We are a "Volunteer" hospice and palliative care service, completely supported by our local community. We do not have a volunteer guild - all our volunteers are individuals donating their time. We do not charge them for the extensive training, nor demand that they commit once the training has been received. All our services are free to the community

lifetime and associate dues

We used to charge dues for all adults but waive them for college and high school students. Several years ago we changed, so no dues for active volunteers. We currently only charge auxiliary membership dues for associate members and lifetime members. Lifetime members are a one-time $150 dues. Associates are charged $20 per year. We have a minimum amount of associate members and are considering waiving this in the near future. Best wishes, Lisa Golden, CAVS, HTCP/I Manager, Volunteer Services Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

Dues

At Placentia-Linda Hospital Guild in Placentia, CA we do not charge dues for Lifetime Members or to apply for a volunteer position. Active members pay $20.00 annually, $25.00 for Associate. There is no distinction between adult and student dues.

Dues and Fees

Our group charges $5.00 yearly and 15.00 for uniform jacket which is your after you leave although most turn them in.

Dues and fees

Our dues are $5.00 per year and 15.00 for uniform jacket. We supply or own white pants. Cindi Rupert President Kern Valley Healthcare District Auxiliary

Dues/Fees

We use to 'collect' a $10 fee however, no longer. We now have a yearly donation drive to tie into the hospital strategic hospital goals; sacred encounters is what we are focusing on. Basically, with the money donated we buy 'sacred bears' with a note from the volunteers attached to give to patients who have that special moment/connection with a patient or a patient in need of a little TLC. We actually collect more money and give out over 800 bears a year. We get buy in from the volunteers first, they come up with a community project where they want to focus on. Due to budget cuts, we do charge $20 for their embroidered volunteer smock/polo shirt. Hope this helps - Rebecca Miranda, St Mary Medical Center

Dues/Fees

Our Auxiliary has yearly dues of $15.00 for adult volunteers and a once a year dues for student volunteers (I believe it is also $15.00). Past Presidents do not HAVE to pay dues, but most do anyway. Vicki Veal Mission Hospital, Mission Viejo/Laguna Beach

Dues/Fees

Our Auxiliary has yearly dues of $10 for adults and a one time fee of $5 for student volunteers. Many of the adults add a donation to the annual dues. We do charge for our uniform jackets ($25) and polo shirts ($20). We do not have an application fee, and the hospital covers all other costs for shots, tests and background checks. Jane Durant-Jones, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Montage Health

Dues/Fees

At Oroville Hospital we charge $15 per year for Associate Members, but we don't charge any dues otherwise.

Dues/Fees

At Mercy Medical Center Redding (Dignity) we have 215 adult volunteers (14 on LOA), 54 students (9 on LOA). There are no dues/fees for being a volunteer. Uniform is free and replaced free of charge once a year. The hospital picks up the costs. We do have a Gift Shop (Guild operated) and all proceeds are donated back to the hospital in the way of equipment requests from hospital departments. Shirley Martin, Guild President, Mercy Medical Center, Redding.

Dues/Fees

We decided to have our Auxiliary stop charging "dues" about 10 years ago and opted instead for an annual contribution drive, any amount accepted. If you donate over $35 you get an Auxiliary lapel pin/year charm. Since the change, we collect 3x as much as we did in dues. Also, the volunteer office automatically instates all active adult volunteers as members of the Auxiliary, whether they contribute or not; and non-active/retired volunteers may stay an Auxiliary member if they make a contribution of any amount. Stacy Mittelstaedt Director, Volunteer Services - Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, Pomona, CA

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Volunteer Fees and Dues

Our Volunteer Services department does not charge any membership or application fees for hospital volunteers except for the cost of the volunteer uniform which is currently $20. We are not supported by any auxiliary or guild. Karleen Ballmer Manager, Volunteer Services Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento

Volunteer Dues and Fees

Our Volunteer League requires a $5 annual fee. Colleen Wilson, HR Manager, Talent Development/Chaplaincy & Volunteer Services Sierra View Medical Center cwilson@sierra-view.com (559)788-6077

Volunteer Dues/Fees

Several years ago, our Executive Board voted to eliminate dues. We felt that the Volunteers do so many things for our hospital, including donating their time, there money which includes grocery items for ourl bake sales. It doesn't seem right that we ask them to pay dues as well. Linda Ezzat St. Elizabeth Community Hospital Red Bluff, CA

Volunteer Membership Fees

We are a "Volunteer" hospice and palliative care service, completely supported by our local community. We do not have a volunteer guild - all our volunteers are individuals donating their time. We do not charge them for the extensive training, nor demand that they commit once the training has been received. All our services are free to the community

lifetime and associate dues

We used to charge dues for all adults but waive them for college and high school students. Several years ago we changed, so no dues for active volunteers. We currently only charge auxiliary membership dues for associate members and lifetime members. Lifetime members are a one-time $150 dues. Associates are charged $20 per year. We have a minimum amount of associate members and are considering waiving this in the near future. Best wishes, Lisa Golden, CAVS, HTCP/I Manager, Volunteer Services Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

Dues

At Placentia-Linda Hospital Guild in Placentia, CA we do not charge dues for Lifetime Members or to apply for a volunteer position. Active members pay $20.00 annually, $25.00 for Associate. There is no distinction between adult and student dues.

Dues and Fees

Our group charges $5.00 yearly and 15.00 for uniform jacket which is your after you leave although most turn them in.

Dues and fees

Our dues are $5.00 per year and 15.00 for uniform jacket. We supply or own white pants. Cindi Rupert President Kern Valley Healthcare District Auxiliary

Dues/Fees

We use to 'collect' a $10 fee however, no longer. We now have a yearly donation drive to tie into the hospital strategic hospital goals; sacred encounters is what we are focusing on. Basically, with the money donated we buy 'sacred bears' with a note from the volunteers attached to give to patients who have that special moment/connection with a patient or a patient in need of a little TLC. We actually collect more money and give out over 800 bears a year. We get buy in from the volunteers first, they come up with a community project where they want to focus on. Due to budget cuts, we do charge $20 for their embroidered volunteer smock/polo shirt. Hope this helps - Rebecca Miranda, St Mary Medical Center

Dues/Fees

Our Auxiliary has yearly dues of $15.00 for adult volunteers and a once a year dues for student volunteers (I believe it is also $15.00). Past Presidents do not HAVE to pay dues, but most do anyway. Vicki Veal Mission Hospital, Mission Viejo/Laguna Beach

Dues/Fees

Our Auxiliary has yearly dues of $10 for adults and a one time fee of $5 for student volunteers. Many of the adults add a donation to the annual dues. We do charge for our uniform jackets ($25) and polo shirts ($20). We do not have an application fee, and the hospital covers all other costs for shots, tests and background checks. Jane Durant-Jones, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Montage Health

Dues/Fees

At Oroville Hospital we charge $15 per year for Associate Members, but we don't charge any dues otherwise.

Dues/Fees

At Mercy Medical Center Redding (Dignity) we have 215 adult volunteers (14 on LOA), 54 students (9 on LOA). There are no dues/fees for being a volunteer. Uniform is free and replaced free of charge once a year. The hospital picks up the costs. We do have a Gift Shop (Guild operated) and all proceeds are donated back to the hospital in the way of equipment requests from hospital departments. Shirley Martin, Guild President, Mercy Medical Center, Redding.

Dues/Fees

We decided to have our Auxiliary stop charging "dues" about 10 years ago and opted instead for an annual contribution drive, any amount accepted. If you donate over $35 you get an Auxiliary lapel pin/year charm. Since the change, we collect 3x as much as we did in dues. Also, the volunteer office automatically instates all active adult volunteers as members of the Auxiliary, whether they contribute or not; and non-active/retired volunteers may stay an Auxiliary member if they make a contribution of any amount. Stacy Mittelstaedt Director, Volunteer Services - Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, Pomona, CA

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