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FIMRC Provides Remote Volunteer Opportunities for Students

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PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (March 29, 2021) – Since the pandemic, students worldwide have found themselves struggling to fulfill the many extracurricular activities that undergrad and graduate programs often require. In response, global nonprofit, The Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC), now offers an array of Virtual Volunteer Opportunities to provide students interested in the field of global health with a remote experience. Extracurricular activities are an excellent way for students to engage with their peers, learn about a new topic, and gain hands-on experience in a field of their interest. In this day and age, adapting to remote opportunities is essential.

"We have found that the Virtual Volunteer Programs have provided opportunities to individuals who may not have been able to travel, even without COVID restrictions," explained FIMRC's Director of Global Operations, Madeleine Randolet. "These programs offer the chance for individuals to gain a deeper understanding and connection with global health while also connecting with fellow volunteers, FIMRC staff, and experts in the field from a remote setting."

FIMRC currently offers three Virtual Volunteer Programs, which are open to high school students, undergraduate and graduate students, and healthcare professionals. Each virtual program grants participants seeking a hands-on virtual opportunity with ample flexibility to work at their own pace and in conjunction with their schedule. Students are also encouraged to explore the wide variety of nonprofit global health organizations and their volunteer programs, including United Planet, IVHQ, and Points of Light.

"Over the summer, I participated in the Virtual Global Health Volunteer Experience, organised by the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC)," Karen, Class of 2022, explained to Khaleej Times. "As someone who seeks to pursue medicine in the future, I was drawn to FIMRC because of its dedication to providing healthcare to underprivileged families in third-world countries. I chose to focus on FIMRC's work in Uganda, volunteering for their Project Bududa. I completed a research project through which I designed a visually-appealing graphic addressing a health issue in Uganda; my work will be used in the education of young children and even adults in the country. I felt that I was able to offer a tangible impact in the Ugandan community, despite being stuck at home behind my computer."

ABOUT FIMRC – Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving access to healthcare for families around the world through the implementation of innovative and self-sustaining health programs. Founded in 2002, incorporated in Washington, DC and headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, FIMRC utilizes its network of outpatient clinics and partnerships to assert multidimensional strategy that includes clinical services, extensive community outreach efforts, and health education programs. For more information, visit fimrc.org. Facebook @officialfimrcpage and Instagram @fimrc.

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