SOUTHFIELD — World Medical Relief (WMR), a humanitarian relief organization with headquarters in Southfield, fulfills its mission with the help of over 2,500 volunteers each year.
This summer, the nonprofit is opening its doors to volunteer high school students who will sort out medical supplies donated to WMR.
WMR President and CEO George V. Samson and team leaders will be on hand to explain the process and answer questions. No previous medical training is required. The activity is fun and hands-on.
Recent volunteers said, “Being a small part of an important mission”, “Being with friends, making a difference”, “meeting new people – great team work.”
High school students may volunteer for a minimum of three hours on Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon and/or on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Group and individual volunteers are welcome.
Volunteering at WMR counts as community service and may be used for honor societies and leveraged on college and scholarship applications. It is also a great resume builder for students who are on a medical career track.
Pre-registration is required by sending an email to info[at]worldmedicalrelief.org or by signing up online: worldmedicalrelief.org.
WMR was established in 1953 in Detroit to address the needs of Korean War orphans. Over the years, the organization has expanded its mission by providing medical aid to thousands of underserved people in the Detroit metropolitan area, nationally and in over 100 developing nations worldwide. The agency is the largest of its kind in Michigan and holds a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator.