You can make a difference! Help get Maryland vaccinated!
The effort to vaccinate our state's population against COVID-19 will be a huge endeavor requiring the work of thousands of people, including medical and non-medical volunteers.
The State of Maryland is now providing an opportunity for our students 18 and older to serve as volunteers at several vaccination sites around the state. These student volunteers may serve as greeters, ambulatory assistants, observers, or in other roles as assigned by an on-site volunteer coordinator.
The Student Volunteer Program is a special part of the Maryland Responds Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). Volunteers will be assigned at vaccination sites closest to their listed address.
We encourage you to volunteer and spread the word about this important endeavor.
Information and a volunteer sign up can be found at: https://www.givepulse.com/group/482016-State-of-Maryland-COVID-19-Vaccination-Site-Student-Volunteer-Program. The way for potential student-volunteers to initiate the process is to click on "Become Member".
As a part of registration, you will be asked to:
Fill out an online form for the Maryland Responds MRC (including signing forms stating you understand their liability coverage and confidentiality issues).
Complete an online tutorial that explains the Maryland Responds MRC.
Watch a short training video.
Complete the scheduled times available to volunteer.
After signing up you will be contacted within a day or so to verify that you are a fully registered volunteer, which will then allow you to sign up for specific dates, times, and place(s) where you would be available to volunteer. You will be re-contacted about specific assignments.
It is important that volunteers show up at the appropriate time and place they have been assigned, as scheduling of patients and smooth functioning of the POD (Point of Distribution) depends on having staff support available. It will be especially helpful if each volunteer can sign up for at least a few separate "shifts" over the next several weeks.
We are hoping that hundreds of students respond to the call and fill these critical administrative and support positions at our state's vaccination sites. Please encourage your fellow students to join in this critical public health endeavor, so that we can return to more normal conditions as quickly as possible. Let's help GoVax MARYLAND!