Nurses here at UCSF are dedicated to providing excellent care to the patients they serve within the Medical Center, and that passion extends well beyond to the larger community. Many of our nurses organize and participate in a variety of volunteer activities at  the local, national and international levels. Please check back with us shortly as we work to show you all the exciting work they have participated in this past year(s).

HandsOn Bay Area

HandsOn Bay Area (HOBA) creates opportunities for people to volunteer, learn and lead in their communities. They strive to provide volunteers with a high-quality experience that fuels further action, and we envision a day when everyone is inspired and equipped to be the change they wish to see in the world. HOBA manages more than 80 direct-service projects a month and offers educational progr...
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The Women's Building

The Women's Building is a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, multi-service center for women and girls. Their mission is to provide women and girls with the tools and resources they need to achieve full and equal participation in society. Founded in 1971, the Women’s Building is a woman-owned and operated community center located in San Francisco’s dynamic Mission District. The Women’s Buildi...
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Glide / Glide Health Services (GHS)

The Glide organization is located in the Tenderloin district and provides a variety of vital services to a predominantly marginalized and vulnerable population. Glide's services include: A homeless shelter, food kitchen, long-term housing assistance, youth development programs, and health care services.Glide Health Services (GHS) is a small, nurse-led community clinic located that provides quality...
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The Prevention Institute

This is an Oakland-based organization working toward improving a variety of complex health and social issues by creating systematic, comprehensive strategies that change the conditions that impact community health. Areas of focus include: Injury and violence prevention, traffic safety, health disparities, nutrition and physical activity, and youth development. For more information about oppor...
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Bayview Hunters Point Health and Environmental Resource Center

The Bayview Hunters Point Health and Environmental Resource Center (HERC) is a community-based organization in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood dedicating to providing information and resources to community members in order to to meet the challenges of healthy living within an urban environment scarred by more than fifty years of environmental pollutants. By working with a consortium of comm...
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Big Brothers Big Sisters

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across ...
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Habitat for Humanity

We are a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. We build with people in need regardless of race or religion. We welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds.For more information about opportunities with this organization, please visit their website - Habitat for Humanity...
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Volunteer Match

VolunteerMatch strengthens communities by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect. The organization offers a variety of online services to support a community of nonprofit, volunteer and business leaders committed to civic engagement. Our popular service welcomes millions of visitors a year and has become the preferred internet recruiting tool for more than 79,000 nonprofit org...
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American Red Cross

Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Over the years, the organization has expanded its services,...
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Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO)

Health Volunteers Overseas is a private non-profit organization dedicated to improving the availability and quality of health care in developing countries through the training and education of local health care providers.Health Volunteers Overseas:Implements innovative, effective programs that meet the needs of the host country and institution, are sustainable and build local capacity.Recruits qua...
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Global Health Education Consortium (GHEC)

Consortium of health professionals, educators, students and institutions committed to improving the ability of the global workforce to meet the needs of underserved populations worldwide and the ability of the global workforce to meet their needs through improved education and training. They hold annual student-driven conferences in rotating sites around the U.S. and internationally.For more infor...
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The Institute for One World Health

The Institute for One World Health is a non-profit pharmaceutical company in the US that develops new medicines for neglected infectious diseases. They are a non-profit drug development organization with a mission to discover, develop, and deliver safe, effective, and affordable new treatments for neglected infectious diseases afflicting children in the developing world.For more information about ...
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