Current news and updates regarding the Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine Community.

November 2023 Volunteer of the Month

Carolyn Fulmer is our Volunteer of the Month for November 2023!

Carolyn serves as a Patient Enrollment Volunteer. She has been with LVIM since January of this year and has 234 volunteer hours. Before joining LVIM as a volunteer, Carolyn had a career as an attorney and judge.

When asked what her favorite part of volunteering at LVIM was Carolyn said “My favorite part of working at LVIM is the satisfaction I get from being part of a well-run nonprofit organization that provides a valuable and much-needed service to so many people. I also enjoy the ongoing challenge of learning new jobs that exercise my “retired” brain and allow me to never have a boring day at LVIM.

Congratulations Carolyn, on being our Volunteer of the Month! ♥️

BBQ FUNdraiser Extended!

Ticket sales have been extended to 11/22 and food pick up will be on Tuesday, 11/28.
Contact Sonia Glisson @

2024 Swan Derby Swansorships Now Available!

Don’t miss the chance to make a lasting impact on your community by purchasing a sponsorship for the 2024 Swan Derby benefitting Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine! This beloved local event brings together families, friends, and neighbors for an evening of fun and excitement. By sponsoring the Swan Derby, you not only support a cherished Lakeland tradition but also showcase your commitment to providing free healthcare to the medically underserved of Polk County. Join us in making the Swan Derby an even greater success this year – secure your sponsorship today and be a part of something truly special!
For questions regarding the Swan Derby event or Swansorships, please contact Sonia Glisson, Director of Development, at or call 863-606-1552.


October 2023 Volunteer of the Month

Christina Conrad is our Volunteer of the Month for October 2023!

Christina serves as a Patient Scheduler and has been with LVIM for 2.5 years volunteering for a total of 570 hours with a value of service of $17,041.09.

Christina holds both a Bachelors and Master’s degree from the University of South Florida and will be applying to Medical School soon. Her favorite part of being an LVIM volunteer is the fact that she is able to make healthcare more accessible for her own community. Christina also loves the volunteers and patients at LVIM!

Congratulations Christina, on being our Volunteer of the Month! ♥️

September 2023 Volunteer of the Month

Carol Taylor is our Volunteer of the Month for September 2023!

Carol has been one of our Mobile Food Pantry volunteers since 2021 and has served 172 hours. Before retiring, she worked as a bank underwriter and an office manager. When not volunteering at LVIM, Carol volunteers with Oasis at Lakeland High School- benefiting the HEARTH Project. When asked what her favorite part of volunteering at LVIM’s Mobile Food Pantry, Carol said that it is being able to provide the service to those who need it because no one should be hungry in Polk County.

Congratulations, Carol, on being our Volunteer of the Month! ♥️

October Blood Drive


Join LVIM on October 12th for our Blood Drive from 9 am-12:30 pm. Our goal is to collect ten blood donations during our event, and all donors will receive a Halloween T-shirt as well as a $20 e-gift card. If you want to donate, please visit to schedule your appointment!

We appreciate your support in supplying our local hospitals with lifesaving blood for their patients. We could not save lives without you!

myWalgreens Donation Program

LVIM is participating in the myWalgreens donation program!
myWalgreens is Walgreens’ loyalty program. Anyone who shops at Walgreens can sign up for free and earn 1% cash back on qualifying purchases. Then, they can go online to or in the Walgreens app and donate their cash rewards to Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine (based on store location) through November 30th. It’s that easy!
Whether you’d like to contribute $1, $5, or more of your myWalgreens cash rewards could make a big difference in your community. It really adds up!

We have a Winner!!


Thank you to all who participated in our 50/50 Summer Raffle! We raised a total of $3,520 with half of the pot going to the winner and the other half going to Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine.

Our winning number is 2837780! If you are our lucky winner, please give us a call to claim your prize.

Spirit Night at 4Rivers

Join LVIM at 4 Rivers Smokehouse on Tuesday, September 5th, to help us raise funds to serve the working, uninsured of Polk County. LVIM will receive 10% back from the orders participating in this event. Guests can participate by dining in and ordering online using Promo Code SPIRIT at checkout. Please show them this image or mention Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine at the register to have your order count for this event. We hope to see you there!

Address for the Event: 4729 S. Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33813