July 12 Peace Corps Information Session at MedShare

Are you familiar with the Peace Corps, and interested in learning more about volunteering for their organization? On July 12, we’ll be hosting an information session on learning what it takes to become a Peace Corps Volunteer at our Southeast Region Distribution Center.


Learn What it Takes to Become a Peace Corps Volunteer

Peace Corps has assignments around the globe for graduates interested in international service. Attend our next GlobeTalk info session and learn how Peace Corps offers an exceptional opportunity to put your education, experience and abilities to work in an overseas community. Peace Corps Recruiter Becky Ament will talk about her experience as a Health Volunteer in Malawi. MedShare representative, Stephanie Greene, will also share her experiences as a former Peace Corps Volunteer and provide information about MedShare.

Agenda

• Peace Corps Recruiter Becky Ament shares her overseas story

• DVD featuring Volunteers currently serving in the Peace Corps

• How to apply and how to be more competitive

• Updated details about our all-expenses-paid benefits package PLUS graduate school fellowships

• Open discussion and questions from the audience

Bring your friends/family and your questions! For more information, contact Becky Ament at rament@peacecorps.gov.

GlobeTalk Information Session

Tuesday, July 12th

6:00 – 7:30pm

MedShare

3240 Clifton Springs Rd

Decatur, GA 30034

Our organization has ties to the Peace Corps (we provided one of their teams in Ghana medical supplies and our Financial Director, Stephanie Green, is a Return Peace Corps Volunteer), and we’re excited to host this event!

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July 12th Peace Corps Information Session at MedShare

Are you familiar with the Peace Corps, and interested in learning more about volunteering for their organization? On July 12, we’ll be hosting an information session on learning what it takes to become a Peace Corps Volunteer at our Southeast Region Distribution Center.


Learn What it Takes to Become a Peace Corps Volunteer

Peace Corps has assignments around the globe for graduates interested in international service. Attend our next GlobeTalk info session and learn how Peace Corps offers an exceptional opportunity to put your education, experience and abilities to work in an overseas community. Peace Corps Recruiter Becky Ament will talk about her experience as a Health Volunteer in Malawi. MedShare representative, Stephanie Greene, will also share her experiences as a former Peace Corps Volunteer and provide information about MedShare.

Agenda

• Peace Corps Recruiter Becky Ament shares her overseas story

• DVD featuring Volunteers currently serving in the Peace Corps

• How to apply and how to be more competitive

• Updated details about our all-expenses-paid benefits package PLUS graduate school fellowships

• Open discussion and questions from the audience

Bring your friends/family and your questions! For more information, contact Becky Ament at rament@peacecorps.gov.

GlobeTalk Information Session

Tuesday, July 12th

6:00 – 7:30pm

MedShare

3240 Clifton Springs Rd

Decatur, GA 30034

Our organization has ties to the Peace Corps (we provided one of their teams in Ghana medical supplies and our Financial Director, Stephanie Green, is a Return Peace Corps Volunteer), and we’re excited to host this event!

March 10th Peace Corps Event at MedShare

On March 10th, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps, MedShare partnered with the Atlanta Regional office to host a Peace Corps information session.

The session was led by Recruiter Becky Ament and MedShare staff member & Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Stephanie Greene served on the panel and addressed questions about her Peace Corps experience.

Peace Corps event attendees

Info Table at Peace Corps event

The event was well attended and there was a great deal of enthusiasm about volunteer opportunities at MedShare.

Peace Corps Information Session at MedShare

Are you familiar with the Peace Corps, or interested in learning more about volunteering for their organization? On March 10, we’ll be hosting an information session on learning what it takes to become a Peace Corps Volunteer at our Southeast Region Distribution Center.


Learn What it Takes to Become a Peace Corps Volunteer

Peace Corps has assignments around the globe for graduates interested in international service. Attend our next GlobeTalk info session and learn how Peace Corps offers an exceptional opportunity to put your education, experience and abilities to work in an overseas community.

Agenda

• Peace Corps Recruiter Becky Ament shares her overseas story

• DVD featuring Volunteers currently serving in the Peace Corps

• How to apply and how to be more competitive

• Updated details about our all-expenses-paid benefits package PLUS graduate school fellowships

• Open discussion and questions from the audience

Bring your friends/family and your questions! For more information, contact Becky Ament at rament@peacecorps.gov.

GlobeTalk Information Session

Thursday, March 10th

6:00 – 7:00pm

MedShare

3240 Clifton Springs Rd

Decatur, GA 30034

Our organization has ties to the Peace Corps (we provided one of their teams in Ghana medical supplies and our Financial Director, Stephanie Green, is a Return Peace Corps Volunteer), and we’re excited to host this event!

MedShare Trip to Ghana

On October 16th, 2010, a group of MedShare Board Members and staff traveled to Ghana to visit recipient hospitals and clinics, provide biomedical training to local medical technicians, and deliver bags of medical supplies to various projects supported by Peace Corps volunteers.

The contingent included Board Members (and spouses) Thomas and Spring Asher, Terry Blum and son Luke, Paul and Jill Paris, Anne Sterchi, Maryann Toub, Andy Pines and daughter Molly, MedShare staff Eben Amstrong, Nell Diallo, Stephanie Greene and A.B. Short, and KSU Professor Ardith Peters. As Maryann, Stephanie, and Andy’s wife are all returned Peace Corps volunteers (RPCV), they had a special connection to the volunteers to whom supplies were delivered. Each traveler committed a portion of their baggage to carrying MedTeam supplies; a total of almost 250 pounds were transported this way.

Peace Corps volunteer Dylan Brown, an Obawale Clinic representative, and MedShare Board members & staff

Peace Corps volunteer Dylan Brown works in the Yilo Krobo district of Ghana in Obawale, and he coordinated getting MedShare supplies to the Obawale Clinic. He said, “The clinic has received the supplies and everyone was very excited and happy to see all that was received. The supplies are currently being used for villagers and their needs. Two weeks ago, there was a birth and the mother was supplied with diapers that she otherwise would not have been able to purchase. ” To read more about the Peace Corps volunteers, click here to read Molly Pines’ blog account of the trip.

Among the locations visited were the FOCOS Spine Center and Orthopedic Hospital, Kunta Kinte, Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, La General Hospital, Korle Bu Hospital, and Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

While there, MedShare’s Senior Biomedical Engineer Eben Amstrong trained 52 Technicians, Technologists, Engineers, and Users of equipment from Benin, Togo, and Ghana. The theme for the training was “Servicing Technology to Save Lives.” Among the things they learned were how to operate anesthesia machines, defibrillators, and vital sign monitors, as well as how to repair equipment. The training sessions were held in Ridge Regional Hospital and Korle Bu Hospital, Accra.

MedShare's Senior Biomedical Engineer Eben Amstrong, center, with trainees from Benin, Togo, and Ghana

Board member Terry Blum said, “We observed the utilization of equipment and supplies make a difference for those who were being served, but there is still an incredible gap that needs to be bridged. This was most blatant in a neo-natal nursery (Okomofo Anokye Teaching Hospital) that was built to hold 60 sick babies. Because of the demand there were more than 200 babies nestled shoulder to shoulder with up to 4 babies sharing a crib, and some asleep on a desk. I am so fortunate to be affiliated with MedShare in their challenging opportunity to bridge the gap between surplus and need while being ever cognizant of the dignity of those who are served.”

The trip to Ghana marked the Board of Trustees’ third trip; the first two were to Guatemala and Ecuador. If you are intersted in joining a future trip, please contact the Development Office at 770-323-5858 ext. 220 or dpass@medshare.org.

(This story is an excerpt from our January e-newsletter. To read the entire newsletter – featuring stories of 2010 in review and a volunteer profile on Deborah Printz – click here.)