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Update February 2023
The Stanford Health Care volunteer program is currently closed. We are not accepting applications at this time. Please check back regularly for updates.
We’re excited that you want to support our patients, families, and staff by volunteering at Stanford Health Care! Please read the information below carefully to ensure volunteering at SHC will be a good fit for your interests.
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, will have a minimum age requirement of 18 years old.
Volunteers will be required to a make a 6-month minimum commitment of at least one volunteer shift per week. Some of our roles, including all inpatient unit roles, will require a one-year minimum commitment of at least one volunteer shift per week.
Volunteers should only apply to participate in the program for humanitarian reasons. Volunteering at SHC does not fulfil clinical hours needed for school applications.
Volunteers do not shadow staff, witness or provide clinical services (intern/externship), or participate in research lab positions.
Application and Onboarding Timeline
- Apply – Submit an online application!
Check back for more information on our next application dates.
- Interview with Volunteer Resources
- Learn – Complete online training modules (6-8 hours)
- Background Check
- Health Screening – Visit SHC’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.
- Orientation – Attend a New Volunteer Orientation with Volunteer Resources
All volunteers are required to complete the onboarding requirements within 30 days of selection. 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 patient experience impact and the greatest needs of the organization.