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69,000 hours of service in 2013. Last year at our hospital, more than 757 volunteers contributed their time and care to help families and kids.

 

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Volunteer baby cuddlers give back some of the nurturing care their own child received.

 

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Pet therapy volunteers bring their own brand of comfort and care to young hospital patients.

 

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Volunteer

We have ways you can help

We love and appreciate the hundreds of dedicated volunteers at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children’s Health. Whether they’re reading a bedtime story to a child, cuddling newborn babies or welcoming visitors to our hospital, volunteers are an important part of the extraordinary care we provide.

We offer volunteering opportunities in the following areas:

  • Mother and Baby Care
  • Play and Recreation
  • Support Services
  • Education
  • In the Community

 

 

 

Contact Us

Volunteer Services Department

725 Welch Road

Palo Alto, CA 94304

Phone: 650-497-8696

volunteerservices@stanfordchildrens.org

 

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Prerequisites

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and be able to work for about three hours per week for six months on a regularly scheduled basis. Please read more about requirements and the placement process in our information packet (PDF). 

Contact Us

Volunteer Services Department

725 Welch Road

Palo Alto, CA 94304

Phone: 650-497-8696

volunteerservices@stanfordchildrens.org


Resources



Getting started

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please begin by attending an orientation. You will then be asked to:

 

To protect the safety of our patients, all potential volunteers are required to:

  • Provide proof of Measles/Rubella vaccination (2 doses)
  • Provide proof of Tuberculosis test
  • Agree to federal background check
  • Agree to fingerprint check by the Department of Justice and FBI

Our Volunteer Services Department oversees the application process, matching and scheduling. We support our volunteers every step of the way.

NOTE: The Teen Program is currently full and we are currently not accepting volunteers until summer. Please check back for details on the next orientation.

 



Contact Us

Volunteer Services Department

725 Welch Road

Palo Alto, CA 94304

Phone: 650-497-8696

volunteerservices@stanfordchildrens.org


Resources



Getting to know our volunteers

Visit our blog to enjoy stories of our current volunteers.

Contact Us

Volunteer Services Department

725 Welch Road

Palo Alto, CA 94304

Phone: 650-497-8696



volunteerservices@stanfordchildrens.org


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Announcements

For our current volunteers

 

 
 

 

 

Measuring your positive impact

We know you’re making a difference. Please help us count the hours.