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Project C.U.R.E. (Commission on Urgent Relief and Equipment)

Organization Name
Project C.U.R.E.

Address
8303 Kempwood Drive, Houston, Texas 77055 (just east of Bingle in the Spring Branch area).

Organization Description
Project C.U.R.E. collects donated medical supplies and distributes them to hospitals in the developing world.

Description of Internship
Project C.U.R.E. Houston has an extensive volunteer base. Last year, 4000 volunteers helped to ship 40 containers filled with medical supplies across the globe. Each of these containers is worth on average between $400,000 and $500,000. Project C.U.R.E. relies almost exclusively on volunteers to process and manage our inventory. We need to keep bright, energetic, enthusiastic volunteers coming back again and again. The Volunteer Management Intern will be trained to recruit, train, manage and supervise these volunteers

The Volunteer Management Intern will collaborate with the Operations Director and the Volunteer Coordinator in order to ensure that all new volunteers are provided with an informative orientation before they are placed in work areas where they are the most comfortable and can best utilize their skillset. Furthermore, the Volunteer Management Intern will be responsible for providing the best service to all volunteers-new and veterans by coordinating with team leaders, physicians, nurses, and engineers. The emphasis will be on volunteer retention. The Intern will also represent Project C.U.R.E. at volunteer fairs and community events.

Criteria for Interns
This internship is available to all social science majors. Applicants must be available Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9-2pm. Applicants must possess:

  • strong written and verbal communication skills
  • the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • professionalism and a passion for international relief
Preference will be given to applicants who have previously volunteered with us. It is not required, but it is the best way to get to know us on an informal basis. Contact houstonvolunteers@projectcure.org for volunteering information.


Contact
Resume and Cover Letters should be sent to Judy Torrance, Volunteer Coordinator.
Email is the method of communication: houstonvolunteers@projectcure.org

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