Volunteer with Streetlight

Published: December 8th, 2016

Category: Recent Posts, Streetlight Features, Uncategorized

a patient in a hospital bed sits with a Streetlight volunteer laughingWe are currently accepting new applicants for volunteers looking to begin their 2-year involvement with Streetlight during the  Fall 2018 semester!

  • We will be accepting applications beginning July 1st through July 31st of 2018.
    • Applicants are encouraged to e-mail streetlightapplication@gmail.com during that time to receive a Streetlight Fall 2018 Application. 
    • Please read the following carefully:
    • Requirements for Fall 2018 Volunteer Applicants
      • Must be a UF undergraduate that will be a Sophomore or Junior for the Fall 2018/Spring 2019 year
      • Shands’ volunteering policy is that you can only hold one volunteer placement at a time. If selected for Streetlight, you will need to drop any prior involvement.
      • Must be available to serve for all of Fall 2018 as your first semester
      • Must be able to serve with Streetlight for two years as an active UF student volunteer (Must be graduating in or after Spring 2020)
        • Of note: We will not be accepting applicants enrolled in UF’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program as the clinical rotations are not conducive with the Streetlight scheduling requirements.
      • Completed Streetlight Application
      • A letter of recommendation (preferably from a health care professional, Streetlight member, or volunteer coordinator). Please have your reference e-mail their letter of recommendation to streetlightapplication@gmail.com as well, by 12:00 PM (Noon) on July 31st, 2018.
      • Applicants may only apply up to two times to be considered for a volunteer position in the program.
    • Our application cycle for Fall 2018 will be open on July 1st, and all completed application materials will be due by 12:00 PM (Noon) on July 31st. 
    • After reading through our applications, we will select volunteers to interview with us. Due to the amount of applications we receive, unfortunately we cannot extend an interview to everyone. We will let you know if you are selected for an interview by Friday, August 17th. 

      If accepted to Streetlight, we would schedule you based on your availability on one weekly Visitation or Lounge shift.

      Sample Fall/Spring Schedule

      Visitation Teams (5 – 6 members per shift)

      • Monday through Thursday  3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
      • Friday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

      Lounge Teams (8 – 9 members per shift)

      • Monday through Thursday 5:30 p.m. -8:45 p.m.

      Sample Summer C Schedule

      Visitation Teams (5 – 6 members per shift)

      • Friday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

      Lounge Teams (8 – 9 members per shift)

      • Monday through Thursday 5:30 p.m. -8:45 p.m.