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Sort Medical Supplies! Help the Environment & Save Lives!!!!!

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  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 448 people are interested
Delivering Health and Hope Around the World

Sort and pack Medical Supplies during three hour sessions held Tuesdays 1PM-4PM and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to Noon.

Our volunteers work to organize, sort and package surplus medical supplies to be sent to hospitals and clinics that serve the poor throughout the world. Without the efforts of our MedShare volunteers, many of these usable supplies would be discarded because of production overages, procedural excess and regulatory requirements.

As a volunteer, you can truly make a difference by helping us keep these supplies out of landfills and putting them in the hands of those caring for the poor.

Volunteers improve the quality of life of people and our planet by helping to sort, identify, and package critical medical supplies that will be shipped to communities in need around the world. Our 3-hour volunteer sessions take place at our Northeast Region Volunteer and Collection Center at 701 Penhorn Avenue, Unit #3, Secaucus, NJ 07094. The current volunteer schedule for individuals and small groups is Tuesday afternoons from 1PM-4PM or Saturday mornings from 9AM-12PM. To volunteer please create an account and select an available volunteer opportunity at https://www.medshare.org/volunteer-secaucus/

Please note that MedShare is NOT a host site for court ordered or mandated community service.

Age Requirements

Volunteers must be 14 years of age to volunteer independently with MedShare and must have a signed parent permission form. If volunteers are between the ages of 10 and 13, they must volunteer with their parent/guardian and must have a signed Parent Permission Form 2019.

Additional Details about Volunteering

  • Parking - We encourage our volunteers to carpool as parking is limited. There are spots available directly in front of the facility located at 701 Penhorn Avenue, Unit #3, Secaucus, NJ 07094. Please park in numbered spots 24-28 only. Street parking is available along Penhorn Ave.
  • What to wear - Closed-toed shoes are required. Please wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.
  • The warehouse where we will be working is not climate-controlled so please dress for the outside temperatures.
  • We provide water, coffee, and snacks for our volunteers. You are welcome to bring your own food or beverages.

A brief tour and orientation is conducted for new volunteers at the beginning of the session, so punctuality is important. Once you sign up for a volunteer session, you are confirmed to attend. If you need to cancel your session after signing up, we request that you cancel as soon as possible so others may have the opportunity to join in your place.

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About MedShare


2937 Alvarado St., San Leandro, CA 94577, US

Mission Statement

Delivering Health and Hope to the World. MedShare, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, provides vital medical supplies and equipment to clinics in our local community and to economically developing countries. We recycle unneeded surplus from local hospitals. Shipments go to qualified health care facilities providing care to the underserved. This process offers U.S. health care providers an environmentally and socially responsible alternative to throwing away medical materials.


Each year, millions of people in economically developing countries, and in our own communities, go without proper medical care due to a lack of medical resources. Because of this, many injuries and diseases that should not be life threatening, or even serious, cause death, disability and suffering.

At the same time, the U.S. health care system discards over $6.5 billion worth of medical supplies and equipment each year because of procedural excess, regulatory requirements or production overages. A large portion of these items could be used to save lives. However, the vast majority of this surplus, more than two million tons of medical products, goes into landfills or is incinerated.


Health & Medicine
Environment, Health & Medicine, International


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701 Penhorn Avenue, Unit #3Secaucus, NJ 07094



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  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 10
  • 3 hours
  • Must be 10 or older. 10 to 13 year-olds must be supervised by an adult volunteer

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