”Volunteering with AIM was beyond my expectations. I learned so much from my mentor and even more from the patients themselves. The experience was the highlight of my week and I can’t wait to continue volunteering in years to come.”
You don’t have to be an accomplished artist to make a difference in the lives of patients. Each academic semester, Arts in Medicine registers approximately 90 student and community volunteers at all skill levels.
Arts in Medicine volunteers have direct contact with pediatric and adult patients using all types of art disciplines. Most volunteers assist Artists in Residence with regularly scheduled group activities called “Workshops”. Experienced volunteers work in conjunction with AIM Artists in Residence to answer bedside patient requests and staff referrals.
AIM Artists in Residence are versed in a variety of mediums including visual arts, music, dance, creative writing, contemplative arts and more! If you choose to become a volunteer, our volunteer coordinator will assist you in finding your niche.
Many student volunteers have opportunities to receive course credit for their work with Arts in Medicine. To find courses available through the UF Center for Arts in Medicine, go to the Education page on our website.
To become an AIM volunteer:
complete the UF Health volunteer application and orientation
review the AIM volunteer application process
read about AIM volunteer opportunities
make a volunteer inquiry below or email questions to the AIM Volunteer Coordinator, Ferol Carytsas, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Already an AIM volunteer?
Check out the Volunteer Toolkit!