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Volunteer Info

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at MedWish! Volunteers are vital to our organization and we can’t express how grateful we are for your time and talents.

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve, it’s important that we continue to follow the protocols and guidelines outlined by the Ohio Department of Health and the CDC. Please keep in mind these policies may change as the situation develops.

Due to distancing requirements, we have limited our volunteer shift sizes. We will therefore be offering additional, but smaller, shift opportunities throughout the week. Please see our new shift schedule below:

Tuesday 1:30pm-4pm & 2pm-4:30pm

Wednesday  10am-12pm & 1:30pm-4pm

Thursday  9:30am-12pm & 2pm-4pm

Friday  9:30am-12pm & 10am-12:30pm

We ask that all volunteers adhere to our UPDATED COVID-19 VISITOR’S POLICY:

Do NOT report to MedWish if you are experiencing any of the following: 

*Cough

*Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

*Fever

*Chills

*Muscle pain

*Sore throat

*Runny nose

*New loss of taste or smell

*Diarrhea, nausea or vomiting; and

Do NOT visit MedWish if you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive or is presumptive positive, or is currently being evaluated for COVID-19.

General Volunteer Policies:

*To volunteer at our warehouse, you must be at least 13 years old.

*Volunteers must wear closed toe shoes. We also recommend comfortable clothes.

*Volunteers must register in advance for all volunteer opportunities.

*Volunteers aged 13-15 must be accompanied by an adult.

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What to expect for your volunteer shift:

All visitors must approach our Sanitation Station as they enter the building. Here, you will sanitize your hands, and put on gloves and a mask. We request you bring your own mask, but can provide disposable masks if needed. Once equipped with required PPE, please enter the orientation room directly to your left and approach the sign in table. Please complete the Visitor’s Log. You will be asked to confirm that you are not exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19. There is a “no touch” thermometer available for you. Someone will greet you in this room and assist with checking in for your shift. 

DO wear required PPE (mask and gloves) at all times while in the building (available upon entry).

DO complete visitor’s log, confirming that you do not exhibit any signs/symptoms of COVID-19. 

DO check in/out for your shift using the kiosk computer, or the Get Connected app (preferred).

DO maintain a distance of 6′ between yourself and others while on site. 

When you report to MedWish for a volunteer shift, please be sure to adhere to all posted signage, wear required PPE appropriately, maintain physical distance from others, practice basic cough and sneeze etiquette, and practice good hand hygiene:

*Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.

*If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hand.

*Discard used tissues in waste basket, and wash your hands afterward.

*Clean your hands often with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60-95% alcohol or wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Soap and water should be used preferentially if hands are visibly dirty.

*Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Please keep in mind that masks must be worn at all times while in the building. Gloves must be worn when handling any supplies. Volunteers will be assigned their own workstation to maintain distance and eliminate the sharing of materials. 

If you have questions about volunteering, please contact volunteer@medwish.org.

Volunteer Registration Update

MedWish has a new volunteer management system. If you had an account on our previous Volunteer Matrix site, your information was imported into the new system and you should have received an email on how to complete your registration. If you are a new user, simply follow the prompts to register.

If you have questions, please contact volunteer@medwish.org.