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Auxilians and Volunteers

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

2018 IHA Aux/Vol Annual Survey

The 2018 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 2018 numbers to complete the survey. Questions will include:

  • How many total auxiliary members and volunteers (both adults and teens) were there in 2018?
  • How many total hours of service did the auxilians and volunteers give to the hospital in 2018?
  • What were the total funds contributed to the hospital by the auxiliary and volunteer department in 2018?

View the 2017 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. Ceck back in the next few months for more information about 2020 Hospital Day on the Hill.

IHA Advocacy Resources
IHA Legislative Agenda
Who is My State Legislator?

Educational Opportunities

March 28, 2019 – IHA Auxiliary/Volunteer Gift Shop Conference and Market, Altoona
October 8-10, 2019 – IHA Annual Meeting, Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, Des Moines

  • Volunteer and Community Ambassadors Track – October 9, 2019

IHA Education Calendar

Recognition and Sharing Opportunities

National Healthcare Volunteer Week - April 7-13, 2019
National Hospital Week, May 12-18, 2019
Volunteer Manager's Day - November 5, 2019