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AA/Packard Pantry

A joint venture between Association of Auxiliaries for Children and the Second Harvest Food Bank to pack and distribute food bags to patient families identified by Social Services as needing critical food assistance.

Facilities: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital -West Building

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Administrative - PANS Clinic

PANS Clinic
Pediatric acute onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS) Clinic:

Under the direction of the volunteer supervisor, the volunteer may have the following responsibilities, projects are ongoing and hours are flexible:

Research and assist with the coordination/planning of patients and their families, writing and editing letters, designing and creating materials such as brochures, presentations, resource binder, quarterly newsletters/other mass communication, proposals, "frequently asked questions" handbook and webpage, and various materials.
Ensure patients and their families complete follow-up questionnaires and additional forms completely and accurately.
Support staff with administrative duties including data entry, photocopying, faxing, and mailing.
Assist with ongoing research as assigned.
Maintain communication and report progress of assigned task to volunteer supervisor.
Support patients with their needs in a respectful and courteous manner and answer their questions.

Volunteers are at least 18 years and older, agrees to a 12 month commitment, one shift per week, 2-3 hours at a time, Monday-Friday. There is an additional interview for this program.

Facilities: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital -West Building

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Buddy Program
Providing support at the bedside that includes all ages from infant to teenager. Volunteers have the opportunity to help young patients. For the older patients, the volunteer acts as a companion - sometimes escorting them around the hospital or watching a movie with them. Volunteers also assist the nursing staff with restocking and clerical duties.

This program recruits approximately 20 volunteers every six months.
To be placed on the waiting list, you must first complete the online orientation and complete the interview process.

Minimum age of 18 years
Minimum commitment of 6 months
Emotional maturity, good interpersonal skills
Good physical health
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Sensitivity, open mind, commitment and dependability
Assertive and flexible

Scheduled Shifts:
2 hour shift, 1 day a week
8:00AM - 10:00PM, Monday through Sunday

Facilities: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital -West Building

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Care-A-Van Driver

CARE-A-VAN for Kids Driver:
Care-A-Van for Kids is dedicated to providing rides to financially disadvantaged children and their families coming from South Bay locations to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. The program is intended to ensure that children easily access essential health care and to facilitate parents' participation during a child's hospital stay.

Volunteer drivers will pick-up the patient and at least one parent or guardian at their home and transport them to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, ensuring that all children 40 lb. or less and 4 years of age and under, are in care seats. The volunteer driver will wait for the appointment to end and transport the patient back to their home. NO OTHER STOPS WILL BE MADE.

Minimum age of 21 years
Minimum four years driving experience
Minimum 1 year commitment
Able to relate well to patients and families under stress
Must provide copy of current California Driver's License
Must provide proof of automobile insurance— plus collision coverage
Adherence to dealer-recommended maintenance schedule

Scheduled Shifts:
At least 1 drive a month

Facilities: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital -West Building

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Eucharistic Ministers

Provide Communion to patients and families at LPCH and offsite at LPCH unit at El Camino Hospital.

Must be a certified Eucharistic Minister.

Facilities: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital -Main & West Building

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FRC: Family Resource Center Volunteer

Program Goal: To provide patients, families and staff access to resources on a wide variety of topics pertinent to children, their health and well-being. This position is truly a critical factor in providing a valuable service that has an immediate and visible impact.

Must have strong people skills AND be comfortable with technology, pay careful attention to detail & ability to follow instructions. Needs to be organized, flexible, independent, have good communication skills (bilingual a plus) and work well with a diverse population. Must be willing to be playful, silly, & feel comfortable working at the bedside. Volunteers may be asked to support & participate in any of the following job responsibilities below. A 6-month minimum commitment is required.

Family Resource Center Staff the front reception desk of the FRC. Greet & orient resource center visitors & assist them in locating materials. Answer the phone, direct inquiries & take messages. Maintain usage statistics, record patron information, check resources in & out, re-shelve & re-file returned resources, straighten up, make photocopies of requested materials, & help with special projects when feasible.

Bedside Introduce FRC services to newly admitted patients on the inpatient units. Volunteers circulate throughout the inpatient units offering patients & families reading materials & videos; facilitating reading & storytelling activities when appropriate. Handle required record keeping for loaned materials & maintain communication channels with resource center staff & other volunteers.
Books Alive! Volunteers offer children restricted to their room, an interactive reading experience utilizing iPads. Volunteers may also be asked to introduce technology & teach patients how to access digital library resources.

Reading Buddies Provide reading aloud, storytelling activities & games for patients & their families at the bedside. They offer a friendly & supportive environment for children.

Storyline Volunteers record a children's story for the FRC Storyline program. This program offers children the opportunity to listen to stories at any time of the day or night, providing comfort, distraction or entertainment using the LPCH telephone system.

Story Corner Volunteers read stories & tell tales to our patients and families visiting the FRC. Volunteers work with staff to coordinate the story time and associated activities. Restocking books, reorganizing story corner books, & cleaning the area after each patient use.

Broadcast and Recording Studio Volunteers assist staff in promoting & facilitating programs live & pre-recorded in the Studio. Join us in providing Karaoke and Bingo to our patients weekly. Experience in digital media, film, photography, editing, & live production is a bonus.

Facilities: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital - Main Building

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Gift Shop

Gift Shop:
The Gift shop is one of the few departments with evening and weekend volunteer opportunities.
The Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford Gift Shop is run by the Roth Auxiliary. All Gift Shop proceeds are donated back to the hospital to cover the cost of uncompensated care that allows any child to receive needed medical care regardless of their family's financial situation. Retail staff in hospital gift shop - provides an important service for patients, families, visitors and staff. You do not need to be a member of the auxiliary to volunteer in the Gift Shop.

Minimum age of 16 years
Minimum commitment of 6 months

Ability to communicate effectively and work with diverse clientele

Ability to stand for long periods of time
Ability to count money

Basic Computer skills are helpful

Scheduled Shifts:
Shift: 1 day a week, approximately 4 hours

Monday through Sunday
- Morning Shifts: 9:45 AM - 1:30 PM
- Afternoon Shifts: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
- Evening Shifts: 4:30 PM - 8:15 PM

Special hours on major holidays

Facilities: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital - Main Building

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Neonatal Intensive Care Greeter

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Greeter

Department: Neonatal Intensive Care Units 260 and 270

Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am -5:00 pm

If available evenings would be helpful also until 9:00 pm


Must have excellent communication skills, sensitivity and good judgment. Ability to use resources effectively in providing information. Ability to interact with patients, families and staff in a non-judgmental, non-intrusive manner. Self-starter with the ability to observe and/or seek out when or where assistance is needed. Willing to be trained on basic computer skills (i.e. patient and staff lookup, meeting schedule lookup etc.) Able to smile and be friendly creating a caring environment

Program Goals: To greet and provide assistance to staff/patients/parents/visitors. Provide support and non-medical information to patients and families upon admittance, while in-patient and upon discharge. Provide welcoming service and general information about our unit to everyone entering the units.

Facilities: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital -West Building

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OPE: Sky Lounge

OPE: Sky Lounge Volunteer
To make hospitalization a more private and comfortable experience for patients and their families. To involve seasoned volunteer leaders in meaningful service learning that addresses the organization''s mission. To serve as a liaison between patients, families, and staff by providing support during continuity of care
To nurture and enhance support offered to patients and their families during their hospital stay. To function as an information ambassador in offering way-finding and resource referral information. To assist department staff with administrative assistance as well as with other duties and assignments
To maintain a clean, safe and comfortable environment. To track inventory, maintain supplies and resources needed.

Facilities: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital -West Building

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Patient Experience: Explorer Program

To make the hospital visit a more positive experience for patients, families and visitors.

To serve as a link between patients and staff by providing assistance with way finding and orientation to the hospital.

To nurture and enhance support offered to patients, families and visitors during their visits by serving as an information ambassador in offering way-finding and resource referral information

To assist department staff with administrative duties and special projects

3-hour shifts, 1 time per week
Monday Friday 5:30AM 9:00PM
Saturday Sunday 10:00AM 6:00PM

The ability to organize and perform multiple tasks. Must have excellent communication skills, sensitivity, and good judgment. Ability to use resources effectively in providing information. Ability to interact with families and staff in a confidential, non-judgmental, non-intrusive manner. Requires the ability to walk between welcome desk and/or other locations within the hospital. Must be able to function as part of a team. Computer/smart phone competency required.

Job Responsibilities:
Explorers are LPCH volunteers who work throughout the hospital. They flow back and forth throughout the hospital and Welch Road clinics, assisting families and staff by offering way finding assistance, sharing information about hospital resources.

The Explorer volunteers primarily provide a warm welcome to families of patients throughout the hospital and actively and sensitively inquire as to ways in which they can help a family.

In addition, the Explorer aids staff in non-medical tasks with families such as messages, lockers, escorting, resources, etc. and assisting staff in their endeavors to meet patient and family needs. Explorer can connect patients and families with LPCH departments like Social Work, Chaplaincy, Security, Patient Experience, Admitting, and Child Life to meet their needs.

The position requires that the volunteer be at least 16 years or older, able to be on their feet for most of the shift, familiarity with computers, smart phones and applications.

Orientation and Training:
General Volunteer Services onboarding
Office of Patient Experience training
Shadowing veteran Explorers 3+times before first solo shift
Ongoing training as needed

Facilities: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital -Main & West Building

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Patient Experience: Knitting

Knitting for Expectant Moms:
Expectant mothers on the antepartum unit are on bed rest for long periods of time awaiting the delivery of their child. Experienced knitting volunteers are needed to teach the expectant mothers how to knit. Supplies will be provided.

Minimum age of 18 years old
Minimum 6 month commitment
Proactive, good communication skills (bilingual, a plus)
Ability to learn about the hospital and communicate information
Good problem solving skills
Able to exercise good judgment and be tactful

Scheduled Shifts:
2 hour shift, 1 day a week
10:00AM - 5:00PM, Monday through Friday

Facilities: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital -West Building

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Rehab Services: PT/OT/SLP

Stanford Children's Health is committed to extraordinary care, continual learning and breakthrough discoveries. Our vision is to heal humanity through science and compassion, one child and family at a time.

By volunteering within the Rehabilitation Department, you have an amazing opportunity to play an integral role in helping us realize this vision while gaining invaluable clinical and professional exposure. You will see firsthand the patient and family-centered care and service from our teams in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology.
Access to excellence starts with people just like you.

Our volunteer opportunities exist at our locations in Menlo Park, Sunnyvale, and Pleasanton.

Volunteer Description

Volunteers will complete tasks such as: sanitizing and washing of toys, equipment, mats and dishes used by patients. They will also organize treatment areas and rooms by restocking linen, therapy toys and food items. Volunteers will complete administrative tasks such as copying, laminating, and filing. Volunteers may have occasional opportunities to work with or observe therapists working with patients and their families.


-Volunteers will need to go through a separate interview with Rehabilitation Services before approval

-Minimum age of 18 years (16 minimum with guardian approval)

-Able to respectfully communicate with individuals of diverse cultures, various physical capabilities, and diagnoses

-Comfortable working around children of all ages

-Able to maintain a consistent time schedule for at least 6 months

-Self-Starter, able to work autonomously and willing to take direction

-Flexible, punctual and reliable

Scheduled Shifts:
Monday - Friday, 2-4-hour shift, 1 day a week

Facilities: Stanford Children's Health Outpatient Clinics

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