Volunteering

Volunteering

Volunteering at an academic medical center allows you to interact with visitors, patients and staff associated with one of the Southeast's premier health care systems.

Which Volunteer Program Should I Apply For?

UF Health Shands Hospital has five different volunteer programs, each with its own application process. Please click on the links below for more information:

Applications and Acceptance

We accept applications for most volunteer roles at the beginning of each semester (January, May and August). Volunteers are not accepted for court-ordered or community service hours.

Applications for the following are accepted year-round:

Commitment

Degree-Seeking volunteers are asked to commit to one full semester for a three hour shift once a week. 

Non-Degree Seeking volunteers are asked for a six month commitment for a three hour shift once a week.

Additional volunteer commitments can be found in the Volunteer Handbook.

Contact Volunteer Services

Gainesville Volunteers

Please call (352) 265-0360. Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Jacksonville

Please call (904) 244-4271 or visit ufhealthjax.org/volunteer/.

    Special Event Application

    If you are interested in providing a special event for patients at UF Health Shands Children's Hospital, please review the Special Events requirements. If you are interested in providing a special event for adult patients, you must first fill out our Adult Special Event Application.