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Sorting Medical Supplies to Improve Global Health

Duration

3 - 4+ hrs

Directions

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How Often Is This Offered?

Daily

Age Range

  • 6th - 8th
  • High School

Help Required

Adult

Description

MedShare collects surplus medical supplies from local hospitals and distributes them to hospitals in developing countries as well as Bay Area free clinics that treat low income and uninsured members of our community.  Volunteers improve the quality of life of people and our planet by helping to sort, identify, and package critical medical supplies that will be distributed to these communities in need around the world. 

What's Needed To Complete

All youth under 18 are required to bring a signed https://www.medshare.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Parent-Permission-Form-2019.pdfparent permission form to their first volunteer session.

Special Requirements

Our minimum volunteer age is 10. Volunteers age 10 - 13 are required to volunteer with a parent/guardian. Volunteers age 14 or older may volunteer without a parent/guardian.

How It Makes A Difference

Where to Serve

In-Person/On Site

Instructions

To sign-up for a volunteer session: Go to https://www.medshare.org/volunteer-san-leandro/https://www.medshare.org/volunteer-san-leandro/ Click on -Sorting medical supplies to improve global health to view the schedule of available sessions. After clicking on the session you want to sign-up for, you will be prompted to enter your email address and first name to create a volunteer account and complete the sign-up process. .

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