Shepherd’s Hope depends on volunteer physicians, nurses, other Licensed Health Care Professionals and general volunteers to provide quality health care for men, women and children who would otherwise go without the care they need and deserve.
Shepherd’s Hope volunteers are categorized as either a General Volunteer or Licensed Health Care Provider. Licensed Health Care Providers provide direct health care to patients and General Volunteers give of their time in supporting and furthering the health center’s mission without providing direct health care. Our volunteers are the key to Shepherd’s Hope success, so whether you serve once a month or once a week, it makes a big impact.
Interested in volunteering? Here are a few simple steps to help you get started:
- Volunteers must be at least 18 years old to volunteer in our health centers and at least 16 years old to help in our central office.
- Currently we are not able to accept court-ordered community service volunteers at this time.
We have been blessed with thousands of caring volunteers who have provided over 256,575 free medical visits since first opening in 1997. Shepherd’s Hope is grateful to every new volunteer. We value your time and want you to have a satisfying volunteer experience.
Our ability to accept new volunteers is based on the needs of our office and health centers at the time.
Currently our greatest health center need is for physicians, APRN’s and PA’s..
- Volunteers make a huge difference in the lives of area residents who have no insurance.
- Volunteers typically donate one evening (3-4 hours) a month. Most clinics are open 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.
- All new volunteers must attend an orientation for a general overview of Shepherd’s Hope and the services provided.
Please click here to see a schedule of upcoming orientations.
- Licensed Health Care Professionals – (Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants, and other Licensed Health Care Providers) must have an active and clear license to practice in Florida. They work in a team with other health care professionals to provide basic, non-emergency medical care.
- Sovereign immunity protection is offered to all Licensed Health Care Professionals through the State of Florida Volunteers in Health Care Programs. For more information, click here: Who we are and what we do.
- After the Department of Health representative verifies you have an active and clear Florida license, a contract will be prepared and signed by the County Health Department. One copy of the contract will then be mailed to you for your review and signature.
Current volunteers, please use the VicNet link to schedule your shifts.
Registration, Click Here
Volunteer Orientation, Click Here
Volunteer Positions, Click Here
For Current Volunteer VicNet Log-In, Click Here
Looking for additional information about volunteering? Please contact:
Shepherd’s Hope Volunteer Coordinator