Become a Volunteer
Our nation was founded on a spirit of volunteerism and the energy of American volunteers continues to be one of the nation's greatest resources. Volunteers are vital to the Florida Department of Health in Broward County. They are an integral part of the agency and assist in expanding our resources to improve the quality of life and health of the residents of Florida and Broward County.
We need your skills!
The Florida Department of Health in Broward County benefits from the services of all kinds of volunteers. Many health care professionals, either retired or with active licenses can volunteer. Some volunteers provide administrative support by performing clerical and office duties, while others lend their special talents or skills as interpreters, computer experts, pharmaceutical clerks, etc.
Now Recruiting for the following volunteers:
- Data Entry
- Dentist (Living Water Care Center - VHCPP)
- KidCare Outreach
- Medical Records Clerk
- Tobacco Prevention Staff Assistant
- And Others
Training is available and valuable experience can be gained by becoming a volunteer. Get involved and open up a whole new world of rewards and satisfaction that will last a lifetime.
To find out more about becoming a volunteer please contact, (954) 467-4700
Ext. 4015. For your convenience the forms below help to get you started.
Please print them out, complete them to the best of your ability and mail them to:
Florida Department of Health in Broward County,
780 SW 24th Street, Room 205,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315.
We will then contact you to discuss matching you with a volunteer position, complete a background check and request reference letters.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Florida Department of Health in Broward County.
Please click here for the Volunteer Application 85 kb
Are you interested in completing a student internship at the Florida Department of Health in Broward County?
Opportunities are available for students to expand their knowledge and practice related to public health. We want interns to understand the importance of our work in improving the health of the people of Florida and Broward County. Read this section to find out more and check the list to see if your university/school has signed an agreement with us to provide an intern experience for students.
The Volunteer Services Coordinator (VSC) is the person to contact if you are interested in a student internship at the Florida Department of Health in Broward County or if you are an instructor with questions on placement availability on behalf of your student(s). After reading the information below, please call 954-467-4700 Ext. 4015 with questions and to determine if a placement opportunity exists that meets your needs.
Step 1: The student can complete the internship application and submit it to:
Click here for application 42 kb
Florida Department of Health in Broward County/Volunteer Services
780 SW 24th Street
Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33315
Step 2: The Volunteer Services Coordinator will meet with the appropriate Health Department staff to determine if a placement is available for the student.
Step 3: Please note that each school must have on file with us a current Department of Health (DOH) affiliation agreement. If a current agreement does not exist; the Volunteer Services Coordinator can provide the university/school our Contract Administrator's contact information in order for an agreement to be executed. The Contract Administrator shall work with the university/school to execute the intern agreement.
Step 4: Once this has been accomplished, the Volunteer Services Coordinator will schedule an interview with the student with the appropriate Health Department staff.
Step 5: After the interview, the student must ensure through written verification provided by the university/school that he/she has met the Level 2 background screening requirements. The student shall provide the written verification from the university to the Volunteer Services Coordinator prior to beginning his/her assignment. The university/school should have a copy of this form as part of the affiliation agreement. If the school can not provide this, the student may complete the Level 2 screening through our Human Resource office for a fee of $53.00.
Step 6: The student shall be required to provide a syllabus to the appropriate Health Department staff within 5 business days of his/her start date. When the syllabus is received, it will be sent to the Contract Administrator and the Volunteer Services Coordinator and shall become part of the agreement.
Step 7: The Volunteer Services Coordinator will then send an intern acceptance letter to the student and the internship and public health experience will begin!
For the list of institutions with currents agreements with the Florida Department of Health in Broward County please click here: 20 kb