If you’re on our website, you’re probably exactly where I was when I decided to start IWC: stuck at home, daunted by the pandemic, wanting to help, and not knowing how.
I remember listening to my mother recount her day as an ER nurse. One story that I remember to this day: a patient who she saw walk in with a small cold — whose body she had to take away, a few hours later.
I realized that I couldn’t be the only one feeling like this. So, with a few friends, we started reaching out to organizations in need to see how we could help. Our first team consisted of two members sending personalized emails to interested volunteers. It didn't take long for our team to expand and our volunteer sign ups to enter triple digits. Here we are today, a fully student-run non-profit with volunteers like you at the heart of our organization.