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RAVS closes to new Step 1 Registration packets from August 1st - August 31st, 2015
- Any paperwork submitted to RAVS from August 1st - August 31st will be processed in the order received starting the week of September 1st, 2015
- Any new Step 1 Registration packets that are already in process or submitted before August 1st will continued to be processed in the order received
- RAVS will host the two New Volunteer Orientations in August as scheduled
- Any existing volunteer inquires or requests to re-activate volunteers will not be affected by this closure to new Step 1 Registration packets
- RAVS closes to new Step 1 Registration packets in August and December annually
Having Trouble Extending Your Volunteer's Computer Access?
If you did not use the CARS system to submit your volunteer's original computer access request, you will need to set up a profile for them before you can submit an extension request. How do you set up a profile for them in CARS? After you login, and select "Request Access," you will need to select a green link that says "Create a Contractor/Vendor/Temp Account." That link will open up a new browser window, asking you for basic information about your volunteer to create a profile. After you have submitted this information you can close this browser window, go back to the CARS system and then "Search" for your volunteer – they will now be found in the system, in which you can request to extend their access.
For more information see our Guide to Requesting Computer Access for Volunteers.
RAVS is proud to announce it's 2015 Outstanding Award Winners
AiLien Truong, Commitment to Service, Critical Care Academics Associates Program (CCAAP)
"AiLien is the longest standing member of the CCAAP team. She is greatly committed to this program and providing service to our patients at OHSU...AiLien is extraordinarily dedicated and takes on additional tasks whenever they are offered," Hannah Lobingier, AlLien's supervisor, who nominated her, writes. Aside from being the longest standing member of CCAAP, AlLien is one of RAVS' longest serving volunteers across the thousands that have registered over the years.
Warren Maunu, Outstanding Teamwork, Pulmonary and Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Clinical Research
"[Warren] has put himself out there to work with everyone. He is constantly helping his supervisor with their task and will gladly assist his fellow volunteers with anything he can offer them," nominating supervisor Chido Nguyen writes.
Hannah Lobingier, Outstanding Mentor, Critical Care Academics Associates Program (CCAAP)
Hannah's nominator, CCAAP volunteer Farshid Taghizadeh, credited her helpful nature, and ability to be serious and flexible at the same time. Farshid continues, “The way she cares about the improvement of our services and the way she supports us is really impressive.” RAVS's Program Manager, Amber Bruner, PHR, seconds this nomination, "Hannah demonstrates fantastic organization skills, is extremely collaborative, and consistently demonstrates a warm and professional decorum. She is one of our most stand-out Volunteer Program Managers, and we are thrilled to honor her with this award!"
OHSU Research & Academic Volunteer Services annually awards one fantastic volunteer in each of the three “Outstanding Volunteer” award categories: Commitment to Service; Teamwork, and; Demonstrated Growth. New to 2015, Volunteers were given the opportunity to nominate their excellent supervisors and mentors for RAVS' first Annual "Outstanding Mentor" Award which recognizes supervisors and program managers of volunteers who provide excellent leadership, mentorship, and meaningful experiences to our volunteers. Editor's note: The 2015 Award season did not have any submissions for the "Demonstrated Growth" category.