Join Your Local Auxiliary
Many communities across British Columbia are fortunate enough to have an auxiliary supporting excellence in health care at the local level. These dedicated, hardworking and caring volunteers raise impressive amounts of money for the purchase of health-related equipment. Equally important, they also provide the friendly smiles and compassionate conversations that can ease the journey through the health care system for patients and families.
Check our list of member auxiliaries to see if there is an auxiliary near you – you might just find the perfect fit for the time and talents you have to offer.
Become a Youth Volunteer
In the interests of bringing youthful exuberance, tech savvy and perhaps, future healthcare professionals or Auxiliary leaders to our member auxiliaries, BCAHA promotes the recruitment of youth volunteers, through information sessions at our provincial BCAHA conferences, and by hosting a provincial youth conference every two years.
These activities are supported by the work of a Board-appointed chair of the Youth Engagement Committee, who serves as a resource and a liaison person with youth volunteer coordinators at the local level. BCAHA has established a Tribute Fund to provide bursaries for students who have volunteered for our member auxiliaries, and are in their second (or subsequent) year of healthcare studies.
CLICK HERE if you think you may qualify for a BCAHA bursary.
Become a Provincial Leader
The BC Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries is led by a volunteer Board; you will find their photos and biographies under Leadership on our website. If you have experience as an auxilian, and you are interested in helping BCAHA to support its member auxiliaries across the province, your local auxiliary president may nominate you for a position on the Board. It’s a great way to share the knowledge and experience you have gained. For more information, please fill out the form below or email [email protected]
We also encourage our member auxiliaries to provide bursaries for youth entering the healthcare field; in 2016, more than $241,000 was distributed to young people in B.C.