COVID-19 Volunteer Opportunities

This page has a collection of COVID-19 Volunteer Opportunites available for medical students to participate in. This page is continuously updated, please email the VP of Operations (prekshab@) to add an opportunity to the page. 

Opportunity Description/Link Contact Info
Allen Temple COVID-19 Testing in Oakland

CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort) will brief volunteers on the structure and layout of drive-thru testing sites, review different roles and responsibilities available within the testing site team, discuss infection control measures and the importance of maintaining clear separation between hot, cold, and warm zones, and provide demonstrations of common volunteer-patient interactions.

All volunteers should be available to work at least three 4-hour shifts per week (the site will be open Mon-Sat with 2 shifts per day). Volunteers interested in full-time positions (up to 40 hrs per week) may receive compensation for their time. 

Specific volunteer roles include specialists in traffic control, inventory/supply, administrative systems, PPE donning/doffing, and healthcare-worker swabbers. While prior emergency response experience is certainly valued, we're primarily just seeking dedicated workers with good problem solving skills who work well within a team.
COVID19 Care Kits We are currently working with three local organizations and folks at the Palo Alto city government to assemble and distribute personal sanitization kits with COVID19 info packets to the local homeless shelters and outreach organizations in the area. To date we’ve distributed over 150 kits and are looking for additional volunteers to help assemble kits, update the info packets, source kit components, and/or help establish additional distribution networks. Jason Khoo
Project WeHOPE Project WeHOPE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides homeless shelter, services, and support for homeless community members on the Peninsula and South Bay. Medical students may volunteer with fundraising and raising community engagement about the services Project WeHOPE provides for homeless community members, especially those who live in homeless encampments, during this unprecedented, trying time. Natasha Abadilla
SMS Childcare Initiative Students can sign up to volunteer to help provide child care to Stanford physicians!  Kiah Williams
Lab Support for Testing If you would like to share, updated information on supply and volunteer needs will be posted here: Katie Yost
Grad Students Against COVID Database

List of All Projects

Form to sign up as a volunteer

Form to add a project

Stanford Blood Center  volunteer at the blood center (or donate blood)  Katie Yost
National Med Student COVID Slack    
Virtual Park Bench

Host video calls for nursing home residents to give them some company

Dan Guo
National Student Response Network Kara Lubieniecki
Medical Student COVID-19 Action Network (MSCAN)  

Volunteer to be paired with a primary care physician and make wellness calls to support vulnerable patients in their panels. Volunteer Opportunity open only to Stanford medical students.
COVID-19 Guide  Help re-open the Bay Area! Stanford Medicine has built an incredible COVID-19 Guide for First Responders and Essential Workers – it can be found in the Apple app store. This guide provides many, many interesting and informative resources, as well as a screening tool that offers guidance around when and how essential workers are prioritized for testing at Stanford Medicine testing sites all over the Bay Area. Please take the attached flier to your local grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants and other essential businesses. Wear a mask and your Stanford badge, and ask to speak to a manager about posting and discussing with their employees. 

Jared Roberts

#Students_Against_COVID movement From the University of Michigan, a global grassroots movement #Students_Against_COVID aims to bring students & allies together across the globe to create a common platform to share ideas, brainstorm together, & collaborate if possible during the Coronavirus Pandemic. The movement aims to promote efficient and professional communication all the while encouraging others to champion scientifically-based facts & ideas, and building synergies. Volunteers consist of 300+ students and allies currently from 60+ nations who help drive the overall mission of the movement and partake in 25+ active teams and initiatives within the movement.