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

LVIM Repeats Its 4 Star Rating!

On behalf of Charity Navigator, I wish to congratulate Lakeland Volunteers In Medicine on attaining the coveted 4-star rating for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.
The nonprofit sector is advancing and expanding. As our organizations evolve, so do the desires and interests of our supporters. Astute donors are yearning for greater accountability, transparency, and for concrete results from us. With more than 1.5 million American charities, Charity Navigator aims to accentuate the work of efficient and transparent organizations. The intent of our work is to provide donors with essential information to give them greater confidence in both the charitable decisions that they make and the nonprofit sector. Based on the most recent information available, we have issued a new rating for your organization. We are proud to announce Lakeland Volunteers In Medicine has earned our third consecutive 4-star rating. This is our highest possible rating and indicates that your organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Lakeland Volunteers In Medicine exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work. Only 26% of the charities we evaluate have received at least 3
consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Lakeland Volunteers In Medicine outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Lakeland Volunteers In Medicine apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness. Forbes, Business Week, and Kiplinger’s Financial Magazine, among others, have profiled and celebrated our unique method of applying data-driven analysis to the charitable sector. We evaluate ten times more charities than our nearest competitor and currently attract more visitors to our website than all other charity rating groups combined, thus making us the leading charity evaluator in America. Our data shows that users of our site donated more than they planned to
before viewing our findings, and in fact, it is estimated that last year Charity Navigator influenced approximately $10 billion in charitable gifts Your achievement and the 4-star rating will enhance your organization’s fundraising and public relations efforts. Our favorable review of Lakeland Volunteers In Medicine’s financial health and commitment to accountability & transparency is now visible on our website.

July 2022 Volunteer of the Month


CeCe Vineyard is our Volunteer of the Month for July 2022!

CeCe has volunteered at LVIM for two years and has 760 volunteer hours. She serves in our Medical Records department every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

When she is not at LVIM, CeCe enjoys reading psychology books. When asked what her favorite part of being an LVIM volunteer is CeCe said that she enjoys helping the patients and staff by ensuring that patient records are accurately put in.

Thank you, CeCe for all of the important work you do for LVIM!




The more you buy, the more you save and increase your chances to win big!

Your raffle ticket stub(s) will be mailed to the address provided here.

Please make sure we have all your updated information!

The designated 50/50 raffle ticket stub is the only valid receipt for claiming the prize. 

Make sure to follow us @WeAreLVIM for all the latest news, updates and to watch he winning pot grow!


LVIM is conducting a 50/50 Split the Pot for the purpose of raising funds for the organization.

The winner of the 50/50 Split the Pot gets 50% of total sales and the remainder will go to LVIM.

The lucky winning number will be drawn, live on Facebook on August 31st.

Empower Polk 2022

We are excited to announce that Lakeland Volunteers In Medicine has been awarded a grant for our Empower Polk 2022 application. With these grant monies LVIM has the opportunity to cut expenses from outsourcing bookkeeping and accounting services, and to have financial information readily available by having an LVIM staff member take over these responsibilities.

This project was funded through a grant from George W. Jenkins Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation.

June 2022 Volunteer of the Month

Greg Glisson is our volunteer of the month for June 2022!

Greg serves as our Special Projects Volunteer for the Development Department and has been an LVIM volunteer for 6 years. He helps with the Swan Derby, creates LVIM’s float for the Lakeland Christmas Parade, and does anything else that needs to be done.

Thank you Greg for your many years of hard work and all that you do for LVIM!

Impact Polk 2022 Grant

LAKELAND, FL (May 11, 2022) – GiveWell Community Foundation (GWCF) is pleased to announce that a total of $835,509 has been awarded to 83 nonprofit organizations through the Impact Polk 2022 grant cycle.

For more information about the Impact Polk 2022 funding and to see a list of all the non-profits awarded grants, click the link below.



May 2022 Volunteer of the Month

Carol Viviano is our volunteer of the month for May 2022! Carol serves as a receptionist on Monday and Thursday mornings. Carol has served at LVIM since September of 2021. She has 260 volunteer hours.

When Carol is not serving at LVIM she enjoys cheering on the Tampa Bay Lightning. She also enjoys gardening and sitting on her lanai. Carol’s favorite parts of volunteering at LVIM are the people and the great atmosphere they create.

April 2022 Volunteer of the Month


Valerie Poole is our volunteer of the month for April 2022!

Valerie volunteers as a patient scheduler and as an intake screener. She has served 275 hours at Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine. Before joining Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine Valerie worked as an RN at a local hospital serving in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and ICU. She also worked as a Hospice nurse.

When Valerie is not at LVIM she enjoys gardening, reading, and traveling. She hopes to visit the Grand Canyon, the Pacific Ocean, and the Smithsonian museum.

Valerie’s favorite part of being a Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine volunteer is that it is “meaningful work, that makes a difference for people. I appreciate being a part of it.”