Undergrads and Stanford Affiliates

Undergrads and Stanford affiliates are encouraged to apply to Arbor during our regular application cycles in the Fall and Winter Quarters of each academic year. All prospective volunteers must attend a mandatory info session and submit a written application. Accepted volunteers commit to three Sunday shifts per quarter for a minimum of three quarters. Volunteers may apply for Steering Committee leadership roles after at least two quarters of service. 

Please note that you must have a current, active Stanford affiliation to be eligible to volunteer at Arbor. We unfortunately cannot accept volunteers on a short-term basis, nor volunteers with short-term Stanford affiliations. 

The roles available for new volunteers are:

  • Bridge to Care Counselor: Counsel patients on referrals and insurance enrollment options and provide support with follow-up care.
  • Interpreter (Spanish and Mandarin): Provide interpretation and navigation services for limited English proficient patients. Must be a fluent speaker of Spanish or Mandarin, as well as complete a training program in the quarter following acceptance.
  • Patient Navigator: Guide patients through the clinic day at Arbor and support patients' care transitions post-Arbor.


Please subscribe to the premed and service4all listservs to receive more details about upcoming info sessions:


For more information about volunteer opportunities or upcoming info sessions, please email volunteer.arbor@gmail.com.