Volunteering with Vaccine Distribution Efforts

Updated 05/11/2021

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Volunteering

 

 

  • Clinical Volunteers
    • ​We are asking our clinically licensed volunteers to sign up through https://serv-or.org/
      • ​When enrolling, please sign up through the State Managed Volunteer Pool
      • We will receive your information from the state

 

  • All Volunteers
    • If you are signed up to volunteer at a vaccination clinic and are unable to attend due to illness,
      weather, or other circumstances:
      • Day of the event: please contact us at 541-766-6464
      • Before the event: please remove yourself from the SignUpGenius registration
    • Those without email access can call the COVID-19 phone bank at 541-766-6120 to volunteer.
    • Please do not self-deploy to any vaccine events. Benton County will contact you with
      requests for assistance and instructions on deploying

 


Volunteer Positions

Clinic Volunteer Positions
Position Description
Golf Cart Driver

Helps clients navigate transportation from the parking lot to the vaccine clinic ADA entrance and back to the parking lot. Assists clients in and out of the golf cart. This position requires close proximity to clients and may require physical assistance being provided. If you are not physically able to perform these duties and/or are not comfortable being within 6 feet of and/or touching a client, please do not sign up for this position.

Golf Cart Drivers must register through https://transportation.oregonstate.edu/motorpool/driver-authorization-form. Forms must be turned into OSU 3 days PRIOR to when you plan to volunteer.

Click here for a full position description, safety information, and instructions on completing the Driver Authorization Form.

Golf Cart Flagger Responsible for connecting clients who need golf cart transportation with golf cart drivers at the exit of the clinic.
Greeter and/or Temp Checks Welcomes clients, provides information and direction, checks temperatures and provides masks and other functional services as needed.
Line Management Gives guidance to clients on the next steps in the process after entering the clinic. Assist clients in maintaining physical distancing and may distribute forms, health education materials, and interpretation forms if needed. 
Line Safety & Sanitation Officer Responsible for sanitizing high touch areas and ensuring COVID-19 safety protocols are followed.
Mobility Assistant

Assists in greeting clients and will actively offer assistance. This position will require close and/or hands-on contact with the clients. Assistance will include providing directions, offering walkers or wheelchairs, assisting clients in and out of wheelchairs or chairs, and pushing wheelchairs. If you are not physically able to perform these duties or are not comfortable being within 6 feet of and/or touching a client, please do not sign up for this position.

Click here for a full position description and safety information.

Observation Line Management Responsible for helping clients navigate the next steps in the clinic after completing observation.
Observer Observes clients in the Observation Tent and connects them with medical staff when requested.
Parking Attendant

Gives guidance in the parking areas to incoming clients on parking, drop off zones, and client flow into the clinic. May hand out documents if needed. Communicates with Mobility Assistants and/or Golf Cart Drivers (if available) to assist clients.

Safety and Sanitation Officer Responsible for sanitizing high touch areas and ensuring COVID-19 safety protocols are followed.
Vaccine Flagger Responsible for assigning community members to a vaccine station.
Vaccine Runner Responsible for transporting vaccine from the pharmacy to the vaccination stations.
Volunteer Hospitatlity Supplies and stocks the volunteer break area, manages sign-in and sign-out of volunteers and gives general guidance on placement of volunteers.

These positions require certification or clinical background.

(**M) – Medical ONLY: Must be signed up through SERV-OR https://serv-or.org/ at least 3 days prior to when you plan to volunteer 

**Please Do Not Self-Deploy to Any Vaccine Events Unless you Have Been Contacted by Benton County** 

Language Services To provide interpretation services to assist clients with limited English proficiency in understanding forms, health education materials, and site procedures.
Medical Monitoring Team (**M) This team of medical professionals will be responsible for monitoring the area in which people will be waiting their "15 minutes" post vaccine. This team will be equipped with epinephrine, oxygen, and a medical bag.
Vaccinators (**M) Responsible for safe vaccination of the client. Must be trained in the safe use of vaccination procedures.

 


Key Information for Volunteers

Volunteers should note the following information as they prepare for their upcoming shift:

  • Volunteers will have access to:
    • Restrooms
    • Designated break space
    • Light snacks
    • Various supplies to complete their duties
  • Please bring enough food and water for your shift.
    • There will not be access to a refrigerator or microwave.
  • Remember to dress for the weather.
  • Please bring an appropriate face mask.
  • Remember that you will be asked to stay six (6) feet apart from others.
  • You will be required to adhere to all COVID-19 Safety Guidelines
  • If you are feeling sick or exhibiting any symptoms of illness, please stay home.
    • Contact the volunteer coordinator to let them know you will not be coming.
  • All volunteers will receive "Just in Time Training" before they start their shift.
  • All volunteers are asked to be flexible.  You may be asked to perform another role once onsite.
  • Some volunteers may be asked to physically assist a client.  Please click here for information and safety considerations.

Volunteers at Reser Stadium:

  • Please park in the Reser Stadium parking lot off of Western and 26th in the area behind the stadium and not in the vaccine patient parking area.
  • Enter through Gate C of Reser stadium and report to Volunteer Hospitality on the 3rd floor.
    • ​Elevators will be on the left upon entering Gate C.
    • You will receive a temperature screening, sign in, and receive a brief orientation/safety briefing.
  • While volunteers will be largely protected from the rain, the clinic site is open air and temperatures will be similar to those outside of Reser Stadium.