Current ByLaws of the AVAVRS (PDF)
Auxiliary of the Year Winners
2011 Cave Spring
2010 Loudoun County
2008 Cave Spring
2006 Millwood Station
2005 Cave Spring
2003 Greater Manassas
2002 1-10: Millwood Station
2002 11 & Up: Cave Spring
2001 Loudoun County
2000 Greater Manassas
1998 Loudoun County
Tips on Forming a New Auxiliary
One of the first priorities involves setting up the Constitution and by-laws. A lot of care
should be stressed in this, so it is helpful to refer to another auxiliary's constitution and
decide which is best suited to your locality. Feel free to contact your district Vice President
for a list of auxiliaries to contact.
Auxiliaries started through the efforts of our squad. Our existence is based on their role and
we promote our services through a harmonious relationship with them. Talk to them about your
interest and see if they have advice or requests for you to implement, when making your initial
Another area of importance deals with membership. Some auxiliaries allow only the spouse or
referral of a squad member to join, while others open it to the general public. Decide what
meets the needs of your squad and auxiliary. Consult your senior squad when deciding on
membership criteria, so they share their input.
The function of auxiliaries is to render aid to the squad. There are many roles to assist the
squad, so eagerly work on these guidelines. A few areas where the auxiliary assists: furnish
the squad building, provide food or refreshments, help roll bandages, make cravats, or any
other activity that helps the squad in their daily routine, while meeting the squad's
expectations for your auxiliary.
Once your auxiliary gets established locally, the next step involves the district level. Upon
joining the AVAVRS, each auxiliary is assigned to a district where informative meetings,
competition and fellowship are shared. Districts meet three or four times per year. When you
turn in an application, you will be assigned to a district that includes your locality.
A scrapbook containing pictures, clippings and memorabilia from activities throughout the year
helps preserve your history.
Convention is held once a year, usually the last week in September and recognizes the year in
review. Awards, competition, and events highlight this event that is filled with fun, food and
fellowship! Priceless information is also shared.
First aid and Emergency Care Training is also a plus for an auxiliary. Allow your auxiliary to
compete for trophies while becoming enlightened and trained on important medical issues needed
in today's world.
Disaster preparedness/ terrorism training and plans to render assistance in the event of
terrorist activity has been added to many auxiliaries. Tragic events from 9-11-01 have forced
members to deal with this issue.
Fundraisers are important, so think of your locality and plan: rummage sales, bake sales,
dinners, picture projects, beauty contests, yard parties, and any event that helps generate
financial support for you and your senior squad.
Put these suggestions, along with your own insight and you are about to venture into one of
the most rewarding associations of your lives!
The Auxiliary To The Virginia Association Of Volunteer Rescue Squads, Inc.(AVAVRS)
AVAVRS Job Description Booklet (PDF)