For people 18+ years old who are or will be enrolled in college, technical school or a post-graduate program or who are taking a gap year
Which volunteer program should I apply for?
UF Health Shands Hospital has four different volunteer programs, each with its own application process.
For people who are finished with their formal education
For people with a registered pet therapy dog
For 14- to 17-year-old high school students
Applications and acceptance
- Volunteers are not accepted for court-ordered or community service hours.
- Volunteers must meet certain requirements.
Applications for the following are accepted year-round:
- Degree-seeking volunteers are asked to commit to one full semester for a three-hour shift once a week.
- Auxiliary (non-degree seeking) volunteers are asked for a six-month commitment for a three-hour shift once a week.
The Opportunity Directory is a list of all volunteer opportunities broken up by specialty and availability.
Contact Volunteer Services
Please call (352) 265-0360. Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Please call (904) 244-4271 or visit ufhealthjax.org/volunteer.
Volunteer Information Center (VIC)
Volunteers use the Volunteer Information Center (VIC) to report absences, print volunteer hours and schedule appointments. Use the link to access. Enter your email address and your VIC password, and then click the "Go" button.
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.