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Auxilians and Volunteers

The following lists contain information specifically selected for hospital auxilians and volunteers. IHA appreciates everything auxilians and volunteers do to help Iowa hospitals run smoothly. Contact Pam Gridley at IHA (515/288-1955) for assistance with auxilian/volunteer issues.

2017 IHA Aux/Vol Annual Survey

The 2017 IHA Aux/Vol Annual Survey is combined with the hospital American Hospital Association annual survey. The auxiliary/volunteer portion will include three questions. Hospital CEOs or senior staff will be contacting auxiliary presidents and/or volunteer directors for 2017 numbers to complete the survey. Questions will include:

  • How many total auxiliary members and volunteers (both adults and teens) were there in 2017?
  • How many total hours of service did the auxilians and volunteers give to the hospital in 2017?
  • What were the total funds contributed to the hospital by the auxiliary and volunteer department in 2017?

View the 2016 Aux/Vol Annual Survey Results. 

Auxilian/Volunteer Manual

The auxilian/volunteer manual provides tools to enhance hospital aux/vol programs. 

Auxilian/Volunteer Leadership Manual


In order to make positive changes to health care policies in Iowa, IHA relies on the support of hospital advocates like you to be the voice of Iowa hospitals at the State Capitol. With the ever-evolving issues and challenges that hospitals face, communicating a shared vision of health care in Iowa is crucial. Together our voices can be heard.

Hospital Day on the Hill

Hospital Day on the Hill is a time for hospital advocates to gather with peers to discuss IHA’s legislative priorities with stakeholders at the Capitol.

Save the dates:

Advocacy Briefing: January 30
Hospital Day on the Hill: February 28
Advocacy Briefing: March 27

IHA Legislative Agenda
Who is My State Legislator?

Educational Opportunities

March 29, 2018 – IHA Auxiliary/Volunteer Leadership Conference, Iowa Hospital Association, Des Moines
October 9-11, 2018 – IHA Annual Meeting, Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, Des Moines

  • Volunteer and Community Ambassadors Track – October 11

IHA Education Calendar

Recognition and Sharing Opportunities

National Healthcare Volunteer Week - April 23-29, 2018
National Hospital Week, May 7-13, 2018
Volunteer Manager's Day - November 5, 2018


Nominate your Volunteer program today for American Hospital Association (AHA) “HAVE” award:
AHA 2018 HAVE Nomination Information – Deadline February 1, 2018
AHA 2017 "Hospital Awards for Volunteer Excellence" (HAVE) Winners 

UnityPoint Health-Des Moines volunteer Fred Kelly wins 2017 Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame People's Choice Award.