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When you choose to volunteer at UF Health The Villages® Hospital, your service becomes an important part of our mission: improving the health and quality of life of the individuals and communities we serve. Our auxiliary includes more than 950 volunteers who work in support of the hospital and offer various skills. Auxiliary members function in many rewarding capacities at the hospitals through service in areas including, but not limited to:

  • Gift Gallery
  • Information desks
  • Snack bar
  • Patient floors
  • Patient representatives
  • Thrift shop
  • Ambulatory surgery unit
  • Clergy office
  • Emergency room
  • Nursing units
  • Waiting rooms

How do I get involved?

To become a volunteer, you will need to make a commitment of at least four hours per week, attend an orientation session and complete the training period.

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Ye Olde Thrift Shoppe

Ye Olde Thrift Shoppe is located off Highway 27/441 and is 2 blocks south of Highway 466 in the Lady Lake Historic Park, at 110 W. Lady Lake Blvd. The store is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For pickup of large items you would like to donate, please call 352.874.3593.

Donations of gently used items, such as home décor, jewelry, linens, books, wall hangings, working small appliances, small furniture items and housewares, as well as adult clothing, are gladly accepted during store hours.

Volunteer with No One Dies Alone (NODA)

The vision of a world in which every human being has another person near at the end of life is the inspiration behind the No One Dies Alone program at UF Health The Villages® Hospital. Our volunteers keep vigil with patients who are dying and have no others attending to them.

If you have an interest in volunteering with No One Dies Alone, please call 352.751.8102. A completed volunteer application and training module packet will be required as well as a background check and TB test.

Contact us

For more information or to learn how you can be part of our hospital auxiliary, contact the volunteer placement office at 352.751.8176.