The success of PWH depends upon the hard work of our volunteers (believe it or not, 98% of our staff are volunteers). The primary task of volunteers is to sort through and organize the thousands of pounds of medical supplies that we collect. We welcome both individuals and groups to come to our warehouse and assist us with this important work.
We are passionate about providing students with the opportunity to 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, sorting, and shipping medical supplies, educating the community on global health issues, and hosting yearly drives.
Project 10,000 is an effort to reduce both maternal and infant mortality rates in Africa by providing women with kits containing the supplies necessary for a sterile birth and items to keep their newborn warm. This project has seen significant success but we need your help to ensure we are able to reach 10,000 women!
Internships at PWH provide exposure to all aspects of our organization. Currently we offer Global Health Internships in the Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring. Summer internships are full-time, while internships during the school year can be either part-time or full-time. Interns are an invaluable resource to PWH!
INTERESTED IN DONATING MEDICAL SUPPLIES?
We are always in need of items and we accept a wide variety of medical supplies and medical equipment. If you have medical supplies or equipment that are no longer of use to you or your facility, we will gladly take them. Donate today to keep thousands of pounds out of Maine's landfills and improve healthcare in developing countries!
TRAVELING TO A DEVELOPING COUNTRY SOON?
Through our $3/pound program, you can easily and inexpensively bring medical supplies to donate to a local clinic or hospital.
IN NEED OF MEDICAL SUPPLIES FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION?
Every year, PWH contributes thousands of pounds of personal care items to churches, food pantries, and shelters. Contact us today to let us know what your organization needs!