The High School Volunteer Program offers youth ages 16-18 an opportunity to volunteer in a variety of areas throughout Stanford Health Care. High school volunteers provide valuable service to patients, families, and staff, while gaining experience and self-confidence.
High School Year-Round Volunteer
Stanford is fortunate to have an outpouring of community interest in volunteering and this interest often exceeds our available positions. If you remain interested in volunteering, are at least 16 years of age, and are available weekdays after school, please check our website for updates.
Thank you for your interest!
Summer Volunteer Program
The Summer 2017 program will run from June 12-August 7, 2017. We have a limited number of opportunities so cannot guarantee every applicant a spot. The Summer Volunteer Program is currently full.
Volunteering can be a fun activity and very rewarding, but it is also a serious commitment. Volunteering requires that you will be willing to learn, work hard and be responsible and open to new experiences.
Volunteer one or two days a week Monday-Friday from 8am-6pm
Participants volunteer 6-8 hours a week
Volunteer a minimum of 40 hours (between June 12th thru Aug 7th; no service hours will be released until 40 hours have been completed)
One absence during the 8-week commitment
Students will wear a Stanford polo shirt with black pants during their shift (shirt provided)
Please consider carefully whether this time commitment will fit your schedule as the departments depend on their volunteers.
Volunteer opportunities and roles
Our High School Volunteer roles include assignments in the Gift Shop; Information Desk areas; and Administrative areas. Students placed at the Information Desk areas escort visitors; provide directions; or run errands. Gift Shop volunteers assist customers; restock merchandise; etc. High School Volunteers are not allowed to shadow, observe, or conduct research.
Year-Round Program: The minimum commitment is 100 hours - one shift per week for 3-4 hours, for 6 continuous months.
Summer Program: The minimum commitment is 40 hours - one or two shifts per week for 6-8 hours, for 8 continuous weeks.
Please submitan application online. Once we review your completed application, we will contact you within a few weeks.
Next steps include the following:
Group Interview: We schedule small group (3-5 individuals) interviews to explain our program, requirements, expectations, and volunteer roles. Each interview session lasts about 1 hour. Individuals also provide information about themselves including motivation, interests, and availability.
Online Curriculum: After attending the group interview, individuals are emailed a link, user ID, and password to access required curriculum for completion. This step can take up to 6 hours and must be completed before volunteer roles are assigned.
Health Screening (TB test / vaccines): All perspective volunteers will need to bring their immunization records on the initial visit to Occupational Health Services. Based on review of your immunization records, titers may be drawn and/or additional vaccination may be needed. Please allow 30 minutes for your visit.
Letters of Reference: Submit two letters.
Volunteer Orientation: After the 4 requirements (above) are completed, individuals attend a 2 hour orientation to review policies, and additional program information.
ID Badge / Parking / Uniform / Logging Hours: At orientation, information about picking up a badge, access to parking, uniform, and logging volunteer hours are discussed.