Volunteer Information

OCHCH encourages the participation of volunteers who support our mission. Throughout the year, we need input, insight, and time from our members on a variety of projects, programs, and activities. You can volunteer by getting involved with one of our committees. In general, these committees meet three to four times per year at the OCHCH office in Columbus.

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the Call for Volunteers form. If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact Kim DeVillers, Membership Manager at kim@ochch.org


Education Committee

The Education Committee is responsible for coordination of all home care, hospice, and palliative care education activity, identifies and analyzes needs assessments and establishes responsibilities and priorities, and has the ongoing responsibility for maintaining current Ohio Nurses Association (ONA) provider status.


Education Quality Assurance Committee

The Education Quality Assurance Committee's mission is to assess, develop and implement methods to determine whether continuing education activities have helped to prepare clinicians and field staff to handle the challenges of the constant changes in knowledge, technology, and the needs of the society and the home care, hospice and palliative care industry – effecting a positive impact to their professional development, practice, or improvement in patient care as a result of educational activities.


Home Care Compliance & Regulatory Issues Committee

The Home Care Compliance & Regulatory Committee reviews state and federal regulations, public policy initiatives and regulatory issues that impact home care and hospice and recommends positions. Interacts with representatives of state agencies and the fiscal intermediary. Committee members act in advisory capacity to assist with educating and informing members and annually determine the need to appoint advisory groups to assist in the operations of the committee.


Home Care Financial Issues Committee

The Home Care Financial Issues Committee acts in an advisory capacity to OCHCH in the identification, clarification, and education of home care and hospice financial issues, payment systems and cost reporting requirements.


Hospice Compliance & Financial Issues Committee

The Hospice Compliance & Financial Issues Committee provides guidance, support, education and information related to hospice compliance, regulatory, and financial issues, interacts with representatives of state agencies and the fiscal intermediary, and serves in an advisory capacity on other hospice topics.


Advocacy Committee

The Advocacy Committee reviews state and federal legislation, rules and regulations affecting home care, hospice and palliative care industry in Ohio, recommends policies and procedures to the OCHCH board, and acts in an advisory capacity to assist with informing OCHCH members. The committee also biannually prepares the Legislative Blue Print for Action and oversees our political action committee, OCHCH-PAC, efforts.


Palliative Care Committee

The Palliative Care Committee acts in an advisory capacity to OCHCH in providing guidance, support, education and information related to palliative care.


Membership Committee

The Membership Committee advances the mission of the Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice by serving as ambassadors who believe in the delivery of quality home and community based health care and provide a sounding board on membership issues and initiatives. The committee is also responsible for executing the council’s annual awards program held at the fall conference and tradeshow.


If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the Call for Volunteers form.