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Health, Healthy Lifestyles
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Age Minimum (with Adult):13+, Minimum Age:13+, Orientation Required

Donation Sorting at MedWish International

HandsOn volunteers help sort, label and pack medical materials to be distributed to underserved populations worldwide. Modifications to the project may be made to accommodate volunteers with limited mobility.

MEDWISH HAS MOVED! Please refer to the parking guide HERE for further instructions on the new location and parking.

MedWish International is a non-profit organization committed to the recovery and recycling of donated medical supplies area healthcare providers must discard. These life-saving supplies are made available to those providing medical care in developing countries throughout the world.

** VOLUNTEERS NEW TO MEDWISH ARE ASKED TO ARRIVE AT 9:15 AM THE FIRST TIME THEY VOLUNTEER TO RECEIVE A SHORT ORIENTATION TO THE PROJCT FROM MEDWISH STAFF.

Things to Remember: Dress comfortably in clothes you are willing to get dirty. Wear closed toe shoes, and leave valuables in your vehicle. Some heavy lifting may be required.

Age Limits: This project is for volunteers age 13 and up. Volunteers under the age of 16 must volunteer alongside a parent, guardian, or group leader.  All volunteers under 18 must fill out and bring a youth waiver form signed by a parent or legal guardian.
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If you would like to bring a non-oriented volunteer (youth volunteers under the age of 16 or a friend/family member) please email the Opportunity Leader to request permission and reserve a guest spot.

Where to Meet Your Leader: New volunteers will meet in the orientation room - first door on the left once you enter the building. Return volunteers will proceed to the second floor bulk sorting area using the staircase - first door on the right once you enter the building.

Special Driving Directions: The warehouse is at the intersection of Payne Ave and E. 31st St. Parking is availble along E. 31st St or in the parking lot next to the buildling along E. 31st St. Enter the building through the door beneath the red awning with "HKM" written on it. Click HERE for detailed driving directions.

   

 

This is a youth-friendly, YVC project and youth ages 13-18 are encouraged to sign up!

HandsOn is proud to be an affiliate of the Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC). Our mission is to create volunteer opportunities to address community needs and to inspire youth for a lifetime commitment to service. The program offers volunteer projects for youth ages 11 to 18 on weekends, after school and during the summer. HandsOn Northeast Ohio's YVC is one of over 40 affiliates spread across North America.

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