Volunteers are an integral part of our healthcare team by assisting with an array of services that help our physicians and staff members provide quality, compassionate care to our patients and their families. Our volunteers use their unique talents and abilities throughout our hospital to make a difference in the lives of others.

Research has shown that those who volunteer lead healthier, happier lives because they:

  • Enjoy the satisfaction that comes from helping others
  • Meet interesting people and make new friends
  • Learn new skills and experience new ideas
  • Add to the quality of health care for our patients
  • Inspire others
  • Make a difference
  • Most of all ... have fun!

Volunteer Programs Available

  • H2U (Health to You)
  • Pastoral Care
  • Summer Youth Program (minimum age of 16)
  • Sunshine Volunteers (high school graduates to seniors)

Volunteer Benefits

  • Complimentary meal tickets (valued at $6 each)
  • Reserved parking
  • Uniform
  • Health nurse (medical evaluation and minor treatment for on-duty volunteers)
  • Free Flu Shots
  • Annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon
  • Volunteer Services Newsletter
  • Eligible to join Harvester's Federal Credit Union
  • Orientation and other educational opportunities
  • Local and national discounts

Volunteer Requirements

  • High School Graduate or 18+ years old (16 for Bright Scholar Summer Program)
  • Good health and able to commit to a minimum of four (4) hours but no more than six (6) hours per shift, per week
  • 1-2 days per week
  • Commitment of at least six (6) months

For more information about volunteer opportunities at West Florida Healthcare, please call (850) 494-4188 or (850) 494-4961.