Volunteer Opportunities

Little Libraries & Story Times at the Clinic

We are recruiting volunteers for Little Libraries, a Cardinal Commitment Organization. 

What are the Little Libraries, exactly?

In collaboration with the Stanford Pediatric Advocacy Program and pediatric providers from the mid-peninsula (Mayview Health Center, Gardner/Packard Clinic, Fair Oaks Health Center, and Ravenswood Family Health Center) to promote literacy in low-income communities. Little Librarities were placed in clinic waiting areas to encourage children to read and bring home books for free.

How can you help? 

We are recruiting a committed group of undergraduate students who will help sort and deliver books to clinics, and lead regular "storytime" at participating clinics. As a volunteer reader, you will engage with children in the little library space and model best practices for their parents. Proficiency in Spanish is especially helpful, but not mandatory. 

If you would like to learn more about this exciting and impactful initiative, please complete a brief interest form below:

https://goo.gl/forms/hcFd3UUmwRSmpl462

Talk, Read, Sing

We are recruiting volunteers for Talk, Read, Sing

What is Talk, Read Sing, exactly?

In collaboration with pediatrician Dr. Lisa Chamberlain and the Stanford Pediatric Advocacy Program, we have installed "little libraries" in pediatrics clinics around the mid-peninsula (Mayview, Gardner, Fair Oaks, and Ravenswood) to promote literacy in low-income communities. Families are encouraged to read and bring home books for free. 

How can you help? 

We are recruiting a committed group of undergraduate students who will help lead regular "storytime" events in participating clinics. As a volunteer reader, you will engage with children in the little library space and model best practices for their parents. Proficiency in Spanish is especially helpful, but not mandatory. 

If you would like to learn more about this exciting and impactful initiative, please contact Jesus Pineda-Ramirez at jpinedar@stanford.edu

Program Assistant (Federal Work Study or Class Credit)

About this Job

Program Overview: The Pediatric Advocacy Program at Stanford provides a coherent structure for local advocacy efforts and community partnerships at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and the Stanford University School of Medicine. The advocacy program is designed to improve the coordination of child-focused advocacy activities and local programs underway at Stanford. The program strives to provide a critical base for developing new initiatives of national importance defining how a major pediatric center can support efforts to strengthen local, regional, and national child health programs and policies through innovative training and community-based partnerships. 

 

Position: Program Assistant (PA) with the Pediatric Advocacy Program. PA will directly assist the program staff, and be an integral part of the advocacy program team. Specific responsibilities may include but not be limited to the following: 

Primary Job Functions:

  1. Assists the advocacy team on several community-based research projects (i.e., conducting needs assessments, program implementation, evaluation, and dissemination)
  2. Assists in the examination of issues of health disparities, underserved populations, community-based participatory research, food insecurity, early education, etc.
  3. Provides support to pediatric residents working on individual community-based advocacy projects
  4. Attends community outreach meetings and provides support for a variety of community health projects
  5. May be assigned to special projects and/or other administrative duties as needed

 

Qualifications:

1.  Coursework in public health or social science

2.  Experience working with individuals from diverse social and cultural backgrounds

3.  Interest in advocating for children’s health

4.  Ability to attend community meetings off campus 

Special Skills and Knowledge:

1.  Excellent organizational skills

2.  Attention to detail with the ability to proof-read own work

3.  Ability to work independently as well as team member 

Other:

Compensation: Credit or Work Study

Start Date/End Date: September 2019— December 2019 (Dates are flexible)

Hours: 20 hours/week (Negotiable)

For more information about the Pediatric Advocacy Program: http://pedsadvocacy.stanford.edu

CONTACT Jesus Pineda-Ramirez (619-549-2553)

SEND RESUME to jpinedar@stanford..edu

About Pediatric Advocacy Program

A partnership between Stanford Medical Center and local communities to improve the health and well being of children in the Silicon Valley. Pediatric residents, medical students and undergraduates work with community partners to address community needs through Education, Service and Research.