Ways to Get Involved
We aim to connect all of our alumni with volunteer opportunities that will truly match their interests. The following opportunities are available exclusively through the Stanford Medicine Alumni Association. Click on the "Volunteer now" button above to raise your hand!
For additional information about any of these volunteer opportunities, contact the alumni relations office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 650.725.0526.
Reconnect with classmates at reunions, help plan alumni engagement strategies, provide web updates on important news, or join in discussions through social networking.
Student and Career Mentoring
Enhance the education experience of students, residents, and postdocs by sharing your experience and perspective. Provide career advice in your field whether clinical, academic, or private sector. Opportunities range from a single evening to ongoing participation.
- Stanford Alumni Mentoring (University one-on-one mentoring)
- Stanford BioSci Connect (bioscience mentoring)
- Fill out an Alumni Interest Form
- Attend Mentoring Events and Mixers
- Speaking Opportunities at Workshops and Events
- Host Small Student Dinners
- Provide on the Job Shadowing Opportunities
- Offer Internships
- Host a Student (SCORE Housing Program)
Admissions and the Classroom
Hospitals and Clinics
Medical alumni can contribute to patient care and science education through these clinical and non-clinical volunteer roles. Participation is separate from the Stanford Medicine Alumni Association; please contact these organizations directly.
Stanford Hospitals & Clinics
The Volunteer Resources Department at Stanford Hospitals and Clinics requires that candidates interested in volunteering commit to 100 hours of service. Due to extremely high demand, your time must be a continuous six-month commitment of 1 shift per week (3-4 hours per shift). Volunteers are not shadowing, observing or interning, but rather are in non-clinical roles enhancing the patient experience.
Cardinal Free Clinics
Owned and operated by the Stanford University School of Medicine, these clinics offer culturally appropriate, high quality transitional medical care for an underserved patient population, as well as hands on clinical training for current medical school students. Professional clinicians and nurses only, volunteers must have an affiliation with Stanford and meet specific credential criteria.
Clinic by the Bay
San Francisco's Volunteers in Medicine Clinic is the 82nd VIM clinic in the country and the first in Northern California. They are a private, nonprofit medical clinic that provides free health care for working uninsured adults. They engage retired and practicing doctors, nurses, and other volunteers to provide compassionate, high quality health care, free of charge.
The Maven Project
The MAVEN Project is a 501(c)(3) organization that facilitates timely access to quality medical expertise by matching our national corps of volunteer physicians with organizations caring for underserved populations via telehealth.
They are the first national organization to recruit physician volunteers through alumni and professional organizations and match their expertise to the needs of community clinics.
Biosciences alumni can make an impact on today's youth by exploring the volunteer opportunities below. Participation is separate from the Stanford Medicine Alumni Association; please contact these organizations directly.
The BayBio Institute brings industry and institutions of learning together to improve STEM education in Northern California and to make students aware of and prepared for career opportunities in the life science industry. Bio-Community, connects life science volunteers to grade K-14 classrooms to positively impact STEM education in the region and beyond.
Bay Area Science Festival
This annual festival provides a wide range of science & technology activities at a variety of locations throughout the Bay Area. Based on similar festivals throughout the world, the 50+ festival events are expected to attract over 50,000 active participants, many of whom traditionally do not have access to quality scientific resources.
Help shape the future of the School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care, and university research and cross-disciplinary programs in medicine.