Vaccinating our community is one of the most important things we can do in the fight against COVID-19, and we need your help! Volunteer roles are available for those with or without healthcare experience in a variety of areas. ARHS is working alongside Appalachian District Health Department (AppHealthCare) at joint vaccine clinics at the Watauga County Recreation Center.
We have had an overwhelming response to our call for volunteers and we are so thankful. We are not accepting new volunteer applications at this time.
No experience needed:
Traffic/Parking Attendant: Welcome cars or people into the specified location and route people appropriately through the parking lot to the entrance.
Greeter: Greet patient inside the building, direct to check-in, distribute masks if needed.
Check-in: Check patients in, record data, provide appropriate paperwork, pre-vaccine assessment.
Liason/Floater: Stationed throughout clinic to handle any immediate needs for other staff/volunteers, fill any empty roles, serve as a “runner” to connect people and supplies.
Healthcare experience preferred/helpful:
Patient Escort – Entry or Exit: Escort patients from check-in to vaccinator. Answer questions if needed. Healthcare experience preferred.
Observer/Scheduler: Monitor patients during their wait time after vaccine, and/or schedule the second dose appointment. MA/Scheduling experience preferred.
Vaccine Educator: Distribute vaccine card, educate and answer questions about the vaccine. Healthcare experience preferred, but not necessary.
Certification and pre-approval required:
Vaccination Support/Prep: Draw up and prepare vaccines for the vaccinator. (RN or pharmacist preferred).
Vaccinator: Trained to administer vaccine. To fill this role, you must be a member of the AHRS medical staff and an RN, Advanced Practice Clinician (PA, NP, MD, DO or Pharmacist).