Service/Volunteer Opportunities

SERVICE
Resource Description Info
Equal Access Clinic The Equal Access Clinic Network was built to improve the physical, mental and social well-being of all, by enhancing access to high-quality, comprehensive, patient-centered care and by facilitating community-level action. https://equalaccess.med.ufl.edu/for-volunteers/
UF Mission Trips The College of Medicine sponsors trips to Dominican Republic, Ecuador. Haiti, Mexico, and Nicaragua each Spring Break. The College of Medicine students collaborate with students from Pharmacy, Nursing and Dentistry to plan and execute the trips, with faculty input and oversight https://globalhealth.med.ufl.edu/trips/
Helping Hands Clinic Helping Hands Clinic seeks to improve the physical and mental well-being of the homeless and poor by: delivering comprehensive health care, sensitizing providers to the special needs of the homeless and engaging the community in meaningful contribution. http://hhclinicgnv.org/
Mobile Outreach Clinic The Mobile Outreach Clinic is a highly flexible means of delivering health care to the under-served in low income neighborhoods and rural areas in and around Alachua County. https://outreach.med.ufl.edu/
Ronald McDonald House The Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Central Florida aims to meet the needs of families with seriously ill children being treated at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. https://www.rmhcncf.org/
Volunteer Services at UF Health Volunteer Services at UF Health contributes to the support of patient services by providing volunteers who assist patients, visitors and staff within UF Health Shands Hospital and associated facilities through the Volunteers, VolunTEEN, Pet Visitation and UF Health Shands Auxiliary programs. https://ufhealth.org/volunteering

 

Camp Boggy Creek Camp Boggy Creek is open year-round and utilizes nearly 1,800 volunteers per year to accomplish its mission to foster a spirit of joy by creating a free, safe and medically-sound camp environment that enriches the lives of children with serious illnesses and their families. http://www.boggycreek.org/volunteers/get-involved/
Grad Student Service Opportunities College of Medicine’s Graduate Student Organization’s community service website. http://gsovpres.wixsite.com/gsobms/community-service-1
Gator Volunteer Website List of volunteering opportunities. http://gatorsvolunteer.ufl.edu/for-volunteers/
Science Fair Judging Volunteer to judge the Alachua Region Science and Engineering Fair in February. https://fl02219191.schoolwires.net/Page/504
Cade Museum Be a part of the Cade Museum experience by volunteering in the labs, during special events, and behind the scenes! An extra hand is always appreciated for Creativity Lab classes, as well as for other programs and special events https://www.cademuseum.org/
Skype a Scientist Skype a Scientist matches scientists with classrooms around the world! Scientists will skype into the classroom for 30-60 minute Q and A sessions that can cover the scientist’s expertise or what it’s like to be a scientist. https://www.skypeascientist.com/

 

 

Faculty Mentoring Opportunities
Resource Description Info
First-year Graduate Student Mentor Program The first year mentoring groups were created to support our first year students as they transition into graduate school. Within the Biomedical Sciences Program, the groups offer students with a “home base” until choosing a research mentor. The small groups are comprised of a graduate faculty member and one to two advanced graduate students. https://biomed.med.ufl.edu/students/first-year-students/first-year-mentoring-group-information/
Minority Mentor Program The OMA Medical Student Mentoring Program is designed to provide support and guidance to minority medical students at the University of Florida College of Medicine. https://odhe.med.ufl.edu/8-2/minority-mentoring-program/
Summer Health Professions Education Program: Medicine The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a FREE summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools. https://odhe.med.ufl.edu/8-2/medicine-summer-health-professions-education-program/
MSRP Program First year UFCOM medical students are invited to apply for a scholarship that will support them during a 9-week individual research experience during the summer and under a faculty mentor. https://discovery.education.med.ufl.edu/msrp/
COM CLG Host a small group (collaborative learning group) for College of Medicine student’s. Heather.Harrell@medicine.ufl.edu