Getting Started

As a health care institution, it is important for UF Health North to protect its patients and comply with standards set by regulatory agencies. We have a high standard of excellence because our volunteers directly interact with our customers and are ambassadors for our hospital in the community. It is solely the discretion of UF Health Jacksonville to accept or deny a volunteer applicant.

Adult Volunteer Program

Time commitment
New volunteers are asked to make a commitment to serve one hundred hours. Most volunteers work one four-hour shift each week. Some give more. Schedules are arranged to suit your availability.

Vacations and absences
We understand as a volunteer you have many other commitments. We are able to accommodate shift changes and absences due to illness or travel plans.

Costs
Uniform shirts are $19.99.

Prior to starting as a UF Health North Adult Volunteer, the following process must be completed:

  1. Complete Forms
    Complete the online application form. Once completed, you will be contacted by a Volunteer Services representative. If you require assistance with the application process, please contact us.

    Phone: 904-427-4271
    E-mail: Agatha.Arline@jax.ufl.edu

  2. Personal Interview
    After we receive your application, you will be contacted for an interview or you may call us to schedule an appointment.

  3. General Health Screening
    Our Employee Health Department screens volunteers for placement by the following:

    1. Health questionnaire
    2. Tuberculosis screening

  4. General Orientation
    The volunteer orientation is offered online.

  5. Volunteering Begins
    Start date and time confirmed.

Summer Student Volunteer Program

The SSV summer program usually runs for 3 weeks in the summer. To qualify for the program, you must be at least 15 – 17 years of age and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicants must be able to commit to the full three weeks of service. Limited space is available, not all qualified applicants are accepted.

The 2020 Summer Student Volunteer program will run from June 15 – July 2. Student volunteers serve each week, full days on Monday - Friday during that timeframe.

Applications will be distributed and all necessary program information will be presented at the Parent/Guardian/Student Information night to be held on Monday, May 4th at 6pm in the LRC, Auditorium, located in the blue glass building attached to the Visitor parking garage. Interested students should attend this information night with at least one parent/guardian.

There will be opportunities to serve at the downtown campus and the north campus.

Please contact the downtown Volunteer Services office at 244-4271 or the north Volunteer Services office at 427-4271 with any questions.

Homeschool Student Volunteer Program

The HSV program runs year around with the exception of the summer months each year. To qualify for the program, you must be at least 16-17 years of age, be a student who is home schooled and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicants must be able to commit to 80 hours of service. Limited space is available, not all qualified applicants are accepted. Students who are a part of this program can apply anytime and be available to serve during the months of September – May. They must volunteer during the daytime hours of Monday – Friday, typically a four hour shift each week. For more information on this program and how to apply, contact Tina Wrye at tina.wrye@jax.ufl.edu or 904-244-4232. There will be opportunities to serve at the downtown campus and the north campus.