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Central Florida Health (CFH) is a locally owned and governed not-for-profit healthcare system and the largest, most comprehensive provider of healthcare services in the region. CFH provides services to Lake, Sumter, and Marion counties.

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To volunteer at UF The Villages® Hospital, call (352) 751-8176.

Members of UF Health The Villages® Hospital Auxiliary function in many rewarding capacities including information desk hosts, retail specialists, patient advocates, goodwill ambassadors, and special projects. Over 700 volunteers currently serve in this dynamic group of men and women and provide thousands of hours of service to the hospital annually. Social functions and networking are a big part of this volunteer group!

Our volunteers are carefully screened and placed in assignments. This process may take several weeks and includes background checks, TB (tuberculosis) skin tests, and mandatory orientation. We ask that all volunteers make a commitment of at least four hours per week.

Specialized volunteer programs

UF Health The Villages® Hospital Auxiliary offers several specialized volunteer programs – please use the links below to apply.

Musician volunteers

Thrift shoppe volunteers

Student volunteers

Pet therapy

A Pet Therapy program also launched in 2022! To join, you must be certified through Alliance of Therapy Dogs, Pet Partners, or Therapy Dogs International. For more information about Pet Therapy, call the volunteer placement office at (352) 751-8176.

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