Thank You for Your Interest in Volunteering at the

2024 Florida Mission of Mercy
May 31 - June 1, 2024
Lakeland, FL 

Registration for the 2024 Florida Mission of Mercy has not opened.  Please click the orange pre-register button to complete the pre-registration form.  Your completed pre-registration form will give you priority to register for the 2024 FLA-MOM before registration is open to the public.


We need many dental, medical and community volunteers to help make FLA-MOM
successful for those searching for dental care.

Please read the following information carefully so that your registration will be accurate and complete.

  • Dentists and hygienists who wish to volunteer in a clinical capacity (i.e., providing treatment) must complete their volunteer registration by May 2, 2024 in order to verify licenses and ensure that all clinical positions are filled.
  • Dentists and hygienists must have a clear and active license in order to provide treatment services to FLA-MOM patients.
  • Out-of-state dentists must register by April 19, 2024 in order to allow time for your credentials to be reviewed. A separate survey will be sent to you.
  • General volunteer registration will stay open through the duration of the event.
  • Due to liability reasons, all volunteers must be at least 18 years old to volunteer.
  • Please use your preferred name and email address when completing the volunteer registration. All volunteer instructions regarding the 2024 FLA-MOM will be communicated via email. Each registrant must have a unique email address. Your name will appear on your name badge as you have entered it in the volunteer registration process.
  • You can choose your volunteer position from the registration categories below:
      • Dentist - must have a Florida (or out of state*) dental license in good standing.  
      • Foreign-trained Dentist
      • Dental Assistant
      • Dental Hygienist - must have a Florida license in good standing.  Out of state hygienists may not treat patients as a dental hygienist.
      • Dental Lab Tech
      • Physician, Physician Assistant, Nurse, Medical Assistant - work in medical triage
      • Dental Student (D4)
      • Dental Student (D1-D3)
      • Student - Dental Hygienist Student, Dental Assistant Student, Pre-Dental Student 
      • Dental Office Front End Staff - volunteers that have a great knowledge of checking patients in and out of the office.  Proficient at data entry at patient registration and especially at patient exit when the patient leaves a dental department
      • Dental Rep - representatives helping to set up equipment 
      • Community Volunteer - general volunteers with no dental experience
      • FLA-MOM Committee Member - current members of the 2024 FLA-MOM planning committee.  These members will serve as managers of their respective departments.  Past FLA-MOM committee members should not register for this position.
      • FDA Staff Member
      • Visiting Out-of-State MOM Rep
      • Visitor - City, County of State Official
    • Volunteer shifts are divided into a.m. and p.m. shifts. You may sign up for both shifts, and you may switch jobs or keep the same position. Please select a position you will be comfortable performing for six to seven hours. Hygienists may only work one hygiene shift per day. 
    • Each shift has a maximum number of slots, which will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Since specialists are limited to practice in their specialty, we ask that general dentists consider signing up for shifts like restorative, triage, etc.
    • Shift times are firm. Every volunteer is asked to arrive 15-30 minutes prior to their scheduled shift time Friday and Saturday and must check-in at Volunteer Registration to pick up your t-shirt, lanyard and name badge and bag before volunteering. Early arrival takes into consideration parking time, attending volunteer registration, eating at our volunteer cafe prior to your shift and a general department orientation and job-specific training. Volunteers arriving on Wednesday and Thursday morning should not show up early for their shifts - these are our set up days and do not require training.  If your plans change, please notify as soon as possible so we can offer the slot to another volunteer.
  • You will receive a confirmation email once your registration is complete. If you need to edit your registration, please refer to your confirmation email, and click the “Edit My Registration” link.
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided on-site each day. Breaks may be taken as needed.
  • Please note that all volunteers will receive a volunteer certificate with their service hours.  Clinical volunteers may use this volunteer certificate and self-report hours needed to appropriate agencies.
  • Please check here if you have general questions. If you need help registering or have specific questions, please send an email to