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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

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Protecting Your Mental Health During COVID-19

In light of May being Mental Health Awareness Month, and the fact that we are all doing our best to social distance from friends and family, California Volunteers and California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris share these tips for protecting your mental health.

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National Organization Sends Open Letter on Importance of Volunteers Post-COVID

The National Alliance for Volunteer Engagement has released an open letter to decision-makers in volunteer-supported organizations to ensure volunteers are an essential part of each organization’s sustainability plan post COVID-19.   

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