The Best Way To Find Yourself Is To Lose Yourself In The Service Of Others ~ Mahatma Gandhi
Volunteers are very important at Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine – in fact they are our greatest asset! Since LVIM opened its doors in February, 2001, we have enrolled over 19,000 patients in 435,484 patient visits, filled over 367,382 prescriptions and performed over 20,782 radiology exams. Over 4,000 volunteers and 500 doctors, dentists and ARNP’s have donated their time.
But as you can see with this large volume of patients, it takes skilled people of all backgrounds and professions to make everything run properly. You don’t have to have a medical background to volunteer, as there are many other opportunities to serve the uninsured of Polk County. Check out these awesome positions:
Clinical providers such as: Physicians, ARNP’s, PA’s, RN’s, LPN’s, MA’s, Patient schedulers, Receptionists, Greeters, Intake screeners, Patient escorts, Medical records clerks, Clerical assistants, Referral services support, Interpreters, Lawn care services, Facility and equipment maintenance, Information systems support, and Housekeeping services.
Although everyone works very hard at Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine, we also have a lot of fun throughout the year! On top of the “Volunteer of the Month” recognition, we have a “Volunteer of the Year” award at the Annual Volunteer Christmas party. In addition to the award, we have lots of great food, entertainment and door prizes.
In the Spring, we have a volunteer picnic as a way to thank you for all of your hard work and dedication. This year was our best party ever, celebrating our 15th Birthday! We had lots of great food, desserts and fun games. Throughout the year, we celebrate the different holidays with some type of celebration – Christmas, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, etc.
Everyone is needed – everyone is valued.
Want to be a volunteer at Lakeland Volunteers In Medicine?
Contact Volunteer Coordinator Lee Rowand firstname.lastname@example.org or 863.688.5846 x116
Volunteer Orientation 3rd Tuesday of the Month 10 AM – 12 NOON