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.
We have been blessed with thousands of caring volunteers who have provided over 200,000 free patient visits and medical services since 1996. Currently, we have over 2,000 volunteers.
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, ARNP’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.
- 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: Sovereign Immunity Statement
- 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.
Would you like to be a Shepherd’s Hope Volunteer?
Click here to apply
For additional information about volunteering, please contact:
Shepherd’s Hope Volunteer Coordinator