We started our college PWH chapters program because we are passionate about providing students with the opportunity to make a positive impact on the world through volunteerism.  The officers of these chapters learn valuable professional skills while working for a cause they feel strongly about.


The responsibilities of student chapters include:

  • Developing partnerships with local hospitals 

  • Collecting medical supplies from local hospitals and delivering them to local PWH warehouses

  • Educating their community on global health issues

  • Volunteering in PWH's Portland warehouse once a month 

  • Organizing a mobility or crutch drive once a year

  • Raising money to pay for a shipment of medical supplies and equipment to a country of their choice

  • Hosting monthly global health education series lectures (optional)


Members of PWH college chapters are also eligible to apply for our medical mission trips!


If you would like to start a PWH Chapter at your college, university, or graduate school please e-mail us and we'll help you get started!


While we do not currently have a formal program for high schools to start PWH chapters, we encourage high schoolers to contact us if they are interested in starting a chapter at their school! Responsibilities may be modified from those listed here. 


The following colleges and universities have established PWH chapters:

  • Tufts University School of Medicine

  • Unversity of Maine at Orono

  • University of New England 

  • Union College

  • University of New Hampshire

If you attend one of the schools listed above and are interested in learning more about PWH,

we encourage you to contact a chapter officer right away!

40 Walch Drive 

Portland, Maine  04103

PWH is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 and all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Tax ID # 32-0276903

Main Office: 207-774-5555

Medical Supplies: 207-705-9020

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