Mission & Vision of Centre Volunteers in Medicine

CVIM Mission: Centre Volunteers in Medicine will serve and advocate the medically underserved living or working in Centre County.

CVIM Vision:  All those who live and work in Centre County will have access to quality health care.

At Centre Volunteers in Medicine, we value human dignity and access to quality, compassionate health care for all.  We do this in a culturally competent manner, and through our mission and programs help to eliminate the barriers to health equity.

COVID-19 Vaccinations


The current demand for COVID-19 vaccines is LARGE.  In recent weeks, we have seen an approval for vaccines for kids ages 5-11 and today approval was granted for Boosters for all making thousands of individuals eligible for shots.  CVIM is evaluating the best way to support community vaccine efforts and will continue adding dates for additional clinics as we are able.  Please check back frequently for more information.   
You may sign up for any of our clinics for first, second, third, or booster doses.  Additional schedules will be developed based on need and other community availability of vaccine.  

Eligiibility Requirements, Clinic Schedule and Registration

Nittany Valley Half-Marathon
December 5, 2021

First run in 1984, the Nittany Valley Half-Marathon has since blossomed into one of the region’s most popular road races, drawing several hundred runners each year.  The 13.1-mile course begins & ends on the Penn State campus, touring through rolling countryside, along scenic Spring Creek and through quaint Houserville.

In lieu of a virtual event, we want to have a way people can participate or donate without attending the live event. You can run your own 13.1 miles or surf your couch or show your business's support by signing up as a non-runner! 

YOU can give HOPE to others. With YOUR support, we will be able to continue our mission, while giving HOPE to each patient through quality healthcare.

For the 18th year in a row, Lance and Ellen Shaner have once again offered to match, dollar for dollar, up to $50,000 during our Friends and Family Campaign. We hope YOU will consider making a gift to help bring HOPE to your uninsured friends and neighbors.

What do you HOPE for in 2022? We HOPE YOU, our friends and family, have a happy and healthy New Year!

Donate Here!

Run for CVIM Challenge
March 15, 2021  Kickoff

In 2002, John Domico ran the Boston Marathon on behalf of CVIM raising $3,500.  A year later, seven runners going to Boston joined John's fundraising efforts. To date, our marathoners have raised over $720,000 for patient care.  The Run for CVIM Challenge sponsored by Mount Nittany Health began this year on March 15. 

In order to enable as many people as possible to participate this year and allow maximum flexibility due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering three options:

1) Pick a race (traditional or virtual) on any date this year and run for CVIM.
2) Create your own solo running event and take a “runfie” photo to document your run. 
3) Participate in a “Run for Medicine Relay” at Spring Creek Canyon with two one-mile legs and two three-mile legs (date to be determined). 

Sign up to run or sponsor a runner in support of CVIM.  Social distancing guidelines will be respected.

As you shop on Amazon throughout the year, you can designate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases be donated to CVIM. Simply enter the Amazon website through the AmazonSmile webpage.

Contact us for more information about other donor opportunities to help provide care for those in your community.

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS.  Would you like to help change and even save lives? You can make a difference at Centre Volunteers in Medicine.   CVIM is looking for clinical as well as non-clinical volunteers like you!  You can sign up here.

CVIM SPEAKERS would like to come to your organization or group meeting to update you on what is going on with healthcare in our region, contact us for more information.

Our Newsletter, THE CARING CONNECTION, is available electronically.

Quality Ratings

Partners and Affiliations