We’re excited you want to support our patients, families, and staff by volunteering at Stanford Health Care! Please read the information below carefully to ensure that volunteering at Stanford Health Care will be a good fit for your interests.
Age-The minimum age to volunteer in any role at Stanford Health Care is 16 years old at the time of applying. Some of our roles, including all inpatient unit roles, have a minimum age requirement of 18 years old.
Time Commitment-Volunteers will be required to make a six-month minimum commitment of at least one volunteer shift per week. Some of our roles, including all inpatient unit roles, require a one-year minimum commitment of at least one volunteer shift per week.
Purpose-Volunteers should only apply to participate in the program for humanitarian reasons. Volunteering at Stanford Health Care does not fulfill clinical hours needed for school applications.
Volunteers do not shadow staff, witness or provide clinical services (intern/externship), or participate in research lab positions.
- Complete an online training curriculum (6-8 hours).
- Submit a background check online.
- Receive a health screening by visiting Stanford Health Care's Workforce Health & Wellness team to review your vaccination history, submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination, and receive a TB test. All of these health screening steps are mandatory.
- Attend a new volunteer orientation with Volunteer Resources.
Volunteers will only be placed into specific roles once they’ve completed all onboarding steps.
We take great care to match a volunteer's interest and skills to specific Stanford Health Care assignments, however, Volunteer Resources will make all final placement decisions to prioritize the patient experience impact and the greatest needs of the organization.