Volunteers are an integral part of our hospital. By donating your time, you can play an invaluable role in supporting our patients and families. There are many ways to get involved:

Volunteer at Summer Scamper

Join us as a volunteer at our annual Summer Scamper 5k, 10k, and kids’ fun run benefiting patients and families at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Volunteers are needed throughout race weekend at Packet Pick Up, to staff water stations on course, at the post-race Family Festival, and more! 

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Host an Event and become a Champion for Children

You and your friends can plan an event to raise money for our hospital or the child health programs at Stanford University School of Medicine. We'll work with you to help your event succeed!

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Volunteer as a group to create Activity Kits

Activity kits are little bundles of comfort filled with simple, creative items that any kid or teen can use to have fun. They help keep patients occupied and entertained when they may be feeling anxious or scared. Setting aside some time for kit building is a wonderful way to bring folks together to support our patients and families.

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Volunteer with an Auxiliary or Affiliate

Make a direct impact in the lives of patients and families at our hospital through these volunteer activities, organized by our Auxiliaries and Affiliates:

  • Packard Pantry, providing groceries to families in need at our hospital
  • Teen Health Van Affiliate, donating kits to homeless and uninsured youth
  • Hearts and Hands, creating handmade items for babies and children
  • Reading Buddies, reading stories to children 

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Join an Auxiliary

More than 1,200 Auxiliary members between San Francisco and San Jose host events and run businesses benefiting our hospital. Collectively, Auxiliaries contribute more than $1 million annually toward uncompensated medical care. 

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Join the Ambassadors

The Ambassadors for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital provide meaningful and fun opportunities for you to support our hospital, as well as unique opportunities to interact with and learn from world-class physicians.

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Volunteer in our Hospital

Visit the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford volunteer page for information about available opportunities, requirements for becoming a volunteer, the orientation schedule, and our application process.

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