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Volunteering 

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. Services are provided through walk-up clinics, pre-scheduled appointments and telehealth appointments.

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.

If you would like to volunteer, register here.

Orientations

Orientations are online via Microsoft Teams. To RSVP for an orientation, please complete the online volunteer application and we will contact you.

General volunteer orientation dates

2024 General Volunteer Orientation Dates

Wednesday, January 24 | @4pm

Thursday, February 15 | @6pm

Wednesday, March 13 | @4pm

Thursday, April 4 | @6pm

Wednesday, May 8 | @4pm

Thursday, June 6 | @6pm

Thursday, July 18 | @4pm

Wednesday, August 7 | @6pm

Thursday, September 12 | @4pm

Wednesday, October 9 | @6pm

Thursday, November 7 | @4pm

Wednesday, December 4 | @6pm

Licensed healthcare provider orientation dates

2024 Licensed Healthcare Provider Volunteer Orientation Dates

Tuesday, January 23 | @6pm

Tuesday, February 6 | @6pm

Tuesday, March 5 | @1pm

Tuesday, March 26 | @6pm

Tuesday, April 23 | @6pm

Tuesday, May 14 | @6pm

Tuesday, June 11 | @1pm

Tuesday, June 25 | @6pm

Tuesday, July 16 | @6pm

Tuesday, August 13 | @6pm

Tuesday, September 17 | @1pm & @6pm

Tuesday, October 15 | @6pm

Tuesday, November 12 | @6pm

Tuesday, December 10 | @6pm

 

Please Note:

  • 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.
  • 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 6-9 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.

We have been blessed with thousands of caring volunteers who have provided more than 310,000 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.

 

Helpful Links:

Current volunteers, please use the VicNet link to schedule your shifts.






Enter your email address and your VicNet password.


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For Current Volunteer VicNet Log-InClick 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.