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



PFF Family

Volunteer Benefits

  • Receive free health consultations with student health care professionals
  • Share personal experiences and concerns about the health care system
  • Assist in the education of health professions students

Volunteer Requirements

  • Be accessible by Zoom or phone
  • Meet with students by Zoom or phone four times throughout the year
  • Volunteers are expected to invite students into the family and home and discuss the family members’ health information.  Families will maintain a steady communication with students 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