Join Putting Families First

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“The contact with the students is personal, I feel comfortable talking with the students about my health and asking them if they wouldn’t mind researching this or that for me.” – PFF Volunteer

“It’s intriguing to talk to students about my medical history and to teach them about what it’s like to be a patient.” – PFF Volunteer

“It’s a learning experience for the students to get out into the community to see how people live. And for me, I’ve seen some positive changes in my physical health.” – PFF Volunteer



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Volunteer Benefits

  • Receive free health consultations from a team of student health care professionals
  • Share unique, personal experiences and concerns about the health care system
  • Assist firsthand in the education of health professions students

Volunteer Requirements

  • Be available for home visits – student teams will come to your home to visit you
  • Meet with students in person four times throughout the year – twice in the fall semester and twice in the spring semester
  • Discuss health information – families will maintain a line of communication with their assigned team and help students learn by providing them with feedback on health related issues

“I participated because the University of Florida is important to me. My family’s been a part of it for many years. I think we all have an obligation to do what we can to support the University and it interested me.” – PFF Volunteer

“It’s a learning experience for the students to get out into the community to see how people live. And for me, I’ve seen some positive changes in my physical health.” – PFF Volunteer


Interested in Joining?

If you or someone you know is interested in participating in the program Putting Families First feel free to contact our office staff for more information on our intake process.

Cynthia M Wielgos

Cynthia M Wielgos

Coordinator, Education/Training Programs
Phone: (352) 273-5323
Caronne C C Rush

Caronne C C Rush MSM, M.Ed., Ed.S.

Assistant Director And Lecturer
Phone: (352) 273-5320