Committee on Volunteer Services

KHA’s Committee on Volunteer Services (COVS) is charged with addressing the role of the volunteer in the hospital setting. Members share fundraising ideas, projects within their hospital and how they can provide assistance to the many patients and families that come to the hospital each and every day.

Staff: Kris Allen and Shayla Broughton

2024 KHA Hospital Volunteer Conference

April 29, 2024
CityPlace Expo Center
La Grange, Kentucky

Join your fellow hospital volunteers from across the state at the KHA Hospital Volunteer Conference!

The Kentucky Hospital Association Committee on Volunteer Services invites you to participate as a sponsor during the annual conference!

For more information, contact:
Kris Allen
KHA Events Manager

Hands holding a small plastic heart


Download Application: Due March 8, 2023

The Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) in conjunction with the Committee on Volunteer Services (COVS) established the HANDS (Helping Accomplish Noteworthy Duties Successfully) Award in 2004 and is intended to give KHA members the opportunity to showcase their projects to the health care volunteer and auxiliary community.

HANDS Awards will be presented based on the following categories:

  • Hospitals of 25-100 beds
  • Hospitals over 100 beds

The HANDS award recognizes significant achievement through:

  • Projects designed to address the needs of the patient, hospital or visitors utilizing either traditional or non-traditional sources of volunteers within the hospital.
  • Projects that provide services or increase the public’s awareness of the hospital in the community.
  • Projects designed to generate funding for hospital/volunteer projects which may utilize both traditional and non-traditional volunteers and may involve others in the community.

Carol Walters Teen Volunteer Scholarship

Download Application: Due March 8, 2023

In collaboration with the Kentucky Hospital Committee on Volunteer Services and statewide Kentucky hospital auxilians and volunteers, the Kentucky Hospital Association presents the Carol Walters Teen Volunteer Scholarship Award. This award will be presented to the teen(s) that meet and/or exceed the following criteria.

Eligibility Information:
Students must have been accepted to an accredited institution of higher learning. This award is only available for seniors in high school attempting to continue their education as a full-time student in an institute of higher learning. Eligibility requirements are as follows:

  1. Student must be a volunteer at a KHA member hospital.
  2. Student must be senior in High School for the 2023-2024 academic year.
  3. Student must have been accepted and provide proof of acceptance to an accredited institution of higher learning.
  4. Student must attend school as a full-time student or full-time equivalent as recognized by his or her educational institution.
  5. Application must be received by the deadline.

Volunteer Services Newsletter

KHA Committee on Volunteer Services Newsletter

Summer 2023

KHA Committee on Volunteer Services Newsletter

January 2020

KHA Committee on Volunteer Services Newsletter

October 2019