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

LVIM is now a Service Enterprise!

Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine is now ranked among the top 11% of nonprofits in the country in volunteer engagement and organizational performance!!
This week LVIM has officially been certified as a Service Enterprise through Points of Light! This certification allows LVIM to join a prestigious group of nonprofits committed to effectively delivering on their missions by strategically engaging volunteer time and talent.

If you want to learn more about this designation, please visit

Welcome, Julia Stauffer!

Please help us welcome our new Patient Care Coordinator, Julia Stauffer, to the LVIM team!

You may recognize Julia from her time volunteering with us! She serves as our Monday afternoon receptionist and Friday morning Intake Screener and has volunteered a total of 843 hours since July 2020. She will be working to help us close the gaps in our patient’s care as a part of our Patient Services Department while continuing to volunteer in her current positions. We are excited to have you join our staff, Julia!

A Mother’s Love

May 2023 Volunteer of the Month

Sharup Majumdar is our volunteer of the month for May 2023!

Sharup serves as a patient scheduler on Monday afternoons. He has volunteered at LVIM for almost 2 years and has 393 volunteer hours.

Sharup recently graduated from The University of South Florida with a major in Cellular and Molecular Biology. He will be applying to medical school this year in hopes of becoming a Medical Doctor.

When not volunteering at LVIM Sharup enjoys playing soccer with his friends and being a caretaker for his six-year-old brother. When asked what his favorite part of volunteering at LVIM is Sharup said that the people (patients and volunteers) are his favorite part of volunteering.

Congratulations Sharup on being our volunteer of the month! ♥️

2023 Swan Derby Program


Click HERE to view the 2023 Swan Derby Program!

April 2023 Volunteer of the Month

Karen Williams is our Volunteer of the Month for April 2023!

Karen currently serves as a special projects volunteer at LVIM. She creates skills checklists for various clinical positions, and she has also served as a Triage Nurse. She has served at LVIM for over two years and has over 428 volunteer hours!

When asked why she continues to volunteer at LVIM, Karen says that it’s the people- staff, volunteers, and patients. She is impressed with the level of service that LVIM provides and that our healthcare providers have the flexibility to prioritize their time to spend more time with their patients.

Congratulations Karen on being our volunteer of the month!♥️

March 2023 Volunteer of the Month

David Downs is our Volunteer of the Month for March 2023.

David currently serves as a Patient Scheduler and Lab Assistant. He has previously served as a Clinical Assistant and fill-in Receptionist. He has been with LVIM for nine months and has 680 volunteer hours. David’s value of service to LVIM is $20,366.00.

David enjoys helping people and has volunteered at other organizations in the past.

Thank you, David, for the many ways you serve LVIM!♥️

February 2023 Volunteer of the Month

Betty Corizzo is our volunteer of the month for February 2023!

Betty serves as a Pharmacist at LVIM and has been volunteering with us since 2015! She has worked a total of 1,035 volunteer hours at LVIM.

Before joining our team of volunteers, Betty worked at Winter Haven Hospital for 13 years as a Clinical Pharmacist. Her hobbies included reading, golfing, walking her dog, spending time with her kids, and traveling. Her favorite part of being an LVIM volunteer is interacting with her fellow volunteers.

Thank you, Betty, for all you do for LVIM!♥️


Activate your SUPER TICKETS now for your chance to win some fantastic prizes!

You can buy as many tickets as you want, for whatever prize you would like to win.

Each of these items are valued at $300 or more.


January 2023 Volunteer of the Month

Karen Hall is our volunteer of the month for January 2023!


Karen serves in the Referral Department and as a Special Projects Volunteer for the Volunteer Department. She has been with LVIM for eight months and has 197 volunteer hours.

Before coming to LVIM, Karen worked as an RN in the Education Department at Winter Haven Hospital for 40 years.

Outside of LVIM, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and completing jigsaw puzzles.

Karen’s favorite part of being an LVIM volunteer is that “the work that we do fills a void for those without insurance who historically fall through the cracks.”

Thank you, Karen, for all you do for LVIM!