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volunteers in warehouse


Each month, more than 200 people volunteer their time to sort, package, and prepare medical supplies and equipment for shipment to the medical missions we serve. In Fiscal Year 2015, our team of volunteers achieved many noteworthy milestones:

  • 15,642 hours by our volunteers.
  • 1,621 hours donated by several Hospital Sisters of St. Francis.
  • 200.5  hours given by bio-technicians to repair equipment.
  • Entered 498,660 pounds of supplies and equipment into our online inventory.
  • Processed and sent supplies to fill 50 forty-foot containers.


There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available for individuals and groups of all skill levels at our warehouse located at 4930 LaVerna Road, Springfield, Illinois 62707. Although a medical background is beneficial, the majority of our Mission Outreach volunteers have little to no medical training. If you do possess special skills and training, please inform the Volunteer Associate prior to your experience.


volunteers in fromt the hospital sisters mission outreach building

Volunteer Opportunities are available to individuals who are at least 13 years of age. To ensure maximum safety, children under age 13 are not allowed on the premises, even if they are not planning to volunteer.


1st Sort & 2nd Sort:

Supplies are first sorted by broad medical categories, and are also counted and packaged. During the second sort, categories are further narrowed down into greater detail. For example, a general category such as gloves, is divided into latex and latex-free. Both jobs require lifting boxes of up to 25 pounds.


Data Entry:

A critically needed volunteer position, this job requires basic computer skills, attention to detail and lifting boxes up to 25 pounds.


Warehouse:

volunteer packing up medical suppliesVolunteers help prepare shipments and containers on an as needed basis.


Additional opportunities:

• Assisting drivers with equipment pick-ups
• Testing and repairing medical equipment
• Assisting with fund-raising and event planning
• Some sit-down jobs are available. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator in advance for more information.




Step 1
Participant Liability Release Form (please print, read, sign, and bring on your first day volunteering)

Step 2
Interested in volunteering?
Contact us by email or call Jill Wright at (217) 525-8843.



Please contact us to be included on the schedule.

Monday - Friday


Morning Shift:
8:30 am – Noon

Afternoon Shift:
1:00 – 3:30 pm

Tuesday & Thursday Evenings
4:30 – 7:00 pm


Saturday

8:30 am – noon

1:00 – 3:30 pm



    


Click HERE for the
October 2017 schedule for Springfield
   


Regular Volunteer Groups 

Cherry Hills Baptist Church
Christ the King Parish
Engineering World Health at Northwestern University
Hope Presbyterian Church
HSHS St. John’s Hospital
Notre Dame Club
St. John’s College
University of Illinois Springfield
Young Adult Mass


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lady holding a baby
mission team accepting a donation