FAQs

FAQs

How does SPECT get funding for projects?

There are a number of ways our work is supported. Some of the larger organizations we partner with have secured funding for joint projects. As a charitable organization, our partners provide funds to support SPECT’s work through one-time or monthly donations. Fundraisers have been held by our supporters, and by SPECT itself.

Ways to Give

Is my donation to SPECT and SPECT-US tax deductible?

Yes. SPECT is a registered charity with Canada Revenue Services, and a 501(c)3 organization in the US. Unfortunately, if you are donating from outside Canada or the US, we welcome your donation, but are unable to provide tax receipts.

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Where can I learn more about volunteering with SPECT?

We're always looking for more volunteers! Click the link below to see open positions.

Volunteer Opportunities

Do I need to be a Sterile Processing Technician to volunteer?

If you are looking to volunteer internationally, we do require that you have some experience in healthcare, and prior experience working in resource constrained countries. If you have a teaching or administration background… there may still be a role for you!

What is the minimum time commitment?

The time required depends on which program you choose to participate in. If you are volunteering with an international team, the average time commitment is 2-3 weeks. If you are supporting SPECT in Canada/US, then time commitments may vary anywhere from 1-8 hours a week.

What about my expenses if I volunteer overseas?

Depending upon the nature of the work and SPECT funding, many expenses may be covered. Please contact us directly to find out more if you are considering volunteering overseas with SPECT.

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How do I apply?

First review the opportunities available in the link below and find a volunteer position that interests you. Follow the directions on how to apply on the description site.

Volunteer Opportunities

How can I support the organization without traveling overseas?

There are a number of ways you can support our work from where you are. From organizing fundraising events, to developing educational materials, to sitting on the board. There are many ways to contribute to SPECT’s mission. Please contact us with your ideas to find a place with us.

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How can SPECT provide training at my hospital?

SPECT is a non-profit organization, and as such, we rely on funding sources to support our programs. We would love to work where the need is, however there are many logistics involved. Please contact SPECT to speak with a representative to explore possibilities.

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How can I donate supplies to SPECT?

If you are a medical equipment manufacturer, or would simply like to donate materials, please click on the link below to see a list of the items we require for training purposes. Please contact SPECT to find out about shipping options.

List of supplies
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Can't find what you're looking for?

Send your questions to hello@spectrust.org