Volunteer Orientation scheduled for August 17th will now be VIRTUAL
We hope this communication finds you well. Your health is our top priority. We are taking action to support our staff and volunteers during this unprecedented time. Shepherd’s Hope continues utilizing Telehealth, providing face to face pre-scheduled appointments, and limited walk up clinics. We are following all COVID-19 guidance and protocols provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health departments.
We have adapted new safety measures to protect everyone from COVID-19 exposure:
- Social distancing
- Face masks
- Frequent hand-washing
Furthermore, anyone entering our facilities will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and have their temperatures checked.
Thank you for all that you do. You all are AMAZING, and we are so proud of the support you have continued to provide to our patients during this difficult time. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
Shepherd’s Hope Volunteer Department
Join us in Congratulating our 2021 Recipients of The Dr. Ruth McKeefery Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Service!
On Valentine’s Day 1997, Shepherd’s Hope opened the doors to their first health center. Since then, more than 300,000 patient visits and medical services have been provided. And, this is only possible with the support of 3,000 volunteers who give of themselves for others and provide more than 41,000 donated hours of service at our five health centers in Seminole and Orange counties each year.
It is with great pleasure that together we will celebrate this year’s Dr. Ruth McKeefrey Volunteer of the Year Awards on October 2nd at Famous Faces Masquerade Ball: Night at the Museum and recognize the following individuals for their outstanding service to Shepherd’s Hope.
What does volunteering at Shepherd’s Hope look like?
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 the success of Shepherd’s Hope, 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:
- Click here for the 2021 Virtual Provider Orientation Schedule.
- Click here for the 2021 General Volunteer Orientation Schedule.
- Register Online Here
- 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.
We have been blessed with thousands of caring volunteers who have provided over 300,000 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.
- 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.
For Current Volunteer VicNet Log-In, Click Here
Looking for additional information about volunteering? Please contact:
Shepherd’s Hope Volunteer Coordinator
Statement of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Diversity is a core value at Shepherd’s Hope. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working, learning and caring environment for all. We believe every member of our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world. Collectively, we strive to identify challenges and design and deliver solutions.