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Supporting Veterans with Cancer - Menlo Park & Palo Alto Area

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ORGANIZATION: Cancer Care Projects at Stanford University and Palo Alto VA

  • 55 people are interested

Led by Dr. Manali Patel, our Partnerships to Advance Cancer Care group is providing veteran patients with cancer with health education resources to better assist them with advanced care planning and symptom management. This work is part of a quality improvement program, and we survey veteran patients about their care experiences. We also connect them with available resources.

We are seeking volunteers who can assist with conducting survey calls with patients to understand their satisfaction with care and any barriers they face to optimal cancer care. You should be confident making phone calls and engaging with diverse patients over the phone. We will provide training on how to conduct the surveys. This opportunity is on-site only, at the VA in Menlo Park (Monday-Thursday) or Palo Alto (Friday). Volunteers can select shift times during the hours of 8am-5pm Monday to Friday. Free parking is available at each site.

This opportunity is ideal for nursing or medical students, premed students, folks interested in public health or health services careers (including research), those with a personal connection to cancer, and retired health services folks looking to continue using their skills in a part-time volunteer capacity.

2 Shifts

  • 08:30 AM to 12:00 PM PST
  • 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM PST
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About Cancer Care Projects at Stanford University and Palo Alto VA


1070 Arastradero, Palo Alto, CA 94305, US

Mission Statement

The mission of our organization is to improve the delivery of care for patients with cancer.


We currently conduct several ongoing community and VA-based research trials to improve the way we deliver care for patients with cancer. We have an ongoing research project at the VA to improve symptom management and assessment for patients with cancer and several which are coordinated throughout Stanford to improve cancer care delivery by assisting patients with goals of care discussions after a diagnosis of cancer in the community.


Health & Medicine
Veterans & Military Families
Health & Medicine, Veterans & Military Families


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This opportunity has 2 shifts


795 Willow RoadMenlo Park, CA 94025



  • Research
  • Veteran Care
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least 4 hours on site at the Menlo Park VA each week (exceptions for students with exams or other circumstances). We are looking for volunteers who can honor a 6-month or longer commitment, as it does take time to train volunteers for this role.
  • Must be upbeat and able to make phone calls to veterans, and willing to undergo a background check and processing as a volunteer with the Veterans Affairs Health Administration. Must respect any COVID-19 safety requirements set by VA.

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