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A nurse that goes above and beyond

Many of our nurses at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford volunteer at Camp Heart & Hands — a non-profit that serves children with cancer and their families.

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National Volunteer Week

It’s National Volunteer Week! This week we celebrate our very special volunteers, like reading buddy Lisa Cole, who dedicate their valuable time, effort and talent to help fulfill our hospital’s mission to provide the best nurturing care for our patients. Thank you to our hundreds of volunteers for your extraordinary contributions!

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Homes with a Heart

Since 2000, Jon and Danielle Mewes have opened their home to non-local families of patients being treated at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Guests who are unable to be accommodated by the Ronald McDonald House are invited to stay in the Meweses’ vacant, on-site cottage for free, as long as needed.

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Bob Zimmerman, volunteer “Cuddler” wins Visa Volunteer Award

Bob Zimmerman, volunteer “cuddler” at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and a full-time Visa employee, received the Visa Volunteer Award for January-July 2014. As part of his recognition, Visa is donating $5,000 to the hospital in a salute to the work of cuddlers and other volunteers.

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On the Road with Care-A-Van

Since 1998, volunteers of the Care-A-Van for Kids program at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford have helped make life-saving treatment and medical care accessible to seriously ill children without reliable means of transportation.

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Sock Monkey Volunteers

For almost 40 years, the “monkey toy ladies” have met every Monday morning at the Los Altos Senior Center to make stuffed sock monkeys for the patients at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.