The state Department of Health on Wednesday released a volunteer registration portal where residents from across the state can register to assist with COVID-19 vaccination efforts. While the state is among those leading in vaccine distribution and administration nationwide, an effective and streamlined volunteer pool that is willing and able to assist will be key as vaccination efforts are expanded. This becomes even more important as federal vaccine allocation is expected to increase in the weeks and months ahead.
Secretary of Health Kim Malsam-Rysdon said there are a couple of ways that residents can get involved.
Volunteers who register on the portal can select what type of volunteer work they are seeking and answer simple questions as to the skills and experience they are offering. The state is encouraging people to apply, even if they don’t have a medical background. Malsam-Rysdon said that registration only takes a few minutes, and this information will be vetted by staff at the Department of Health prior to any volunteer opportunities being offered.
The link to register to volunteer can be found here.