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Make a difference and join our dedicated team! As a state-of-the-art medical facility, we are committed to excellence in world-class care and personal service. Last year, 1,300 volunteers contributed to various sectors throughout the organization. Volunteers comprise a vital part of the Stanford Health Care team, delivering care and compassion one patient at a time!
This year, summer opportunities are only available for returning volunteers or those with pre-placements.
Ideal volunteers for Stanford Health Care are:
Communicative (must be proficient in English language)
6 month commitment
100 hours of service
1 shift per week (3-4 hours per shift)
At least 16 years of age
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
We take great care to match a volunteer's interest and skills to specific Stanford Health Care assignments keeping in mind the greatest needs of the organization and how we can best support the patient experience. Volunteers do not shadow, observe or provide clinical services (intern/externship), or participate in research positions.
Shadowing a staff person usually consists of observing the staff person in their role for a short period – a few shifts. The visiting observer that is shadowing must be 18 years and older and has already set up the observing with the staff person ahead of time. Stanford does not pair people interested in shadowing with the appropriate department. If you have already spoken with the staff person about shadowing and you need to fill out the appropriate paperwork to get started, please have the staff person contact the Privacy Department at: VisitingObserver@stanfordhealthcare.org
Internships are different than volunteering at Stanford Health Care. An internship is created for educational purposes. The intern that is working with a department to meet school requirements must be 18 years and older and have already set up the internship with the staff person/department ahead of time. Stanford does not pair people interested in interning with the appropriate department. The department will work with Human Resources to develop an agreement with the participant’s school and the participating department.