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Getting started as a volunteer

Step 1:  Click here to review the Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach's Assumption of Risk, Waiver and Release From Liability Policy

Step 2:  Click here to sign and complete the volunteer liability form. Liability forms for minors (ages 13-17) must be signed by a parent or guardian.

Volunteer Opportunities are available by clicking here (must be 13 years of age or older).

Morning Shift:
8:30 AM – Noon
Afternoon Shift:
1:00 – 3:30 PM
Tuesday & Thursday Evenings
(times vary by date,
typically 4:30-7:00 PM)

1st Sort & 2nd Sort (the majority of our volunteers start as medical supply sorters): 

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.


Volunteers 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 Assistant
    in advance for more information.

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 2018, our team of volunteers achieved many noteworthy milestones:

  • 18,987 hours by our volunteers
  • 200.5  hours given by bio-technicians to repair equipment
  • Entered 183,985 pounds of supplies and equipment into our online inventory
  • Processed and sent supplies to fill 41 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.

Questions? Contact us by email or call Stephanie Hady at (217) 525-8843.

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