Become a Volunteer
The Florida Department of Health in Broward County administers the Volunteer Health Services Program. DOH-Broward works with community and faith based health care providers to promote access to quality health care for the medically underserved and uninsured residents of Florida through the commitment of volunteers.
The Volunteer Health Services Program accomplishes its role through two volunteer programs authorized by Chapters 110 and 776, Florida Statutes.
The Chapter 110 volunteer program, an internal state agency program, provides opportunities for anyone who wants to donate goods and/or their services to those in need under the supervision of the Department of Health. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available to individuals with clerical, administrative, technical and professional skills.
The Volunteer Health Care Provider Program, s. 766.1115, F.S., allows private licensed health care providers to volunteer their services to the medically indigent residents of Florida with incomes at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level and be under the state's sovereign immunity. Through a contract, a provider can be designated an "agent of the state" and have sovereign immunity for uncompensated services rendered to clients determined eligible and referred by DOH.
Training is available and valuable experience can be gained by becoming a volunteer. To find out more about becoming a volunteer please call (954) 847-8188. Please complete the Volunteer Application packet and mail to:
Florida Department of Health in Broward County
Attn: Talent Management/Volunteer Services
780 SW 24th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
The Florida Department of Health in Broward County provides opportunities for students to expand their knowledge and practice related to public health through internships. In order for a student to participate in an internship their university/school must have an agreement with the Florida Department of Health in Broward County.
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, please call (954) 847-8139. Please complete the Student Internship Application and mail it to the address above.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Florida Department of Health in Broward County.