COVID-19 Testing Site Volunteer Information
We are looking for additional volunteers to ensure the continued success of our drive-through COVID-19 testing site after transitioning in early September from being independently run to becoming a state testing site. The site increased from 8 to 35 open hours per week, with testing now available 5 days a week including Saturdays, and evenings until 6:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.
This is a world-wide pandemic, and everyone needs to play a role. We have a role for you, no matter your skill set, schedule, or preference for level of exposure. Just sign up!
As current volunteers’ schedules change and as the testing site continues to grow, we hope to find 250 additional people to sign up in the next TWO WEEKS! Out of those 250 additional volunteers, we hope to find 25-50 core volunteers to help on a regular basis.
Will you help us get to 250?
Volunteer roles are available in 2-hour shifts on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12 to 7 p.m.; Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturdays from 12 to 3 p.m. For those who are high risk or who would prefer limited to zero exposure, remote volunteer positions are available. Medical-grade protective equipment will be available for all volunteers with exposure to those we test.
VOLUNTEER ROLES AVAILABLE
No clinical or tech experience needed
Run the record-keeping to help keep our staff moving smoothly and quickly from person to person. Keep our Master Sheet up to date, prepare handouts, keep insurance records and attach labels to sheets and vials.
No clinical experience, tech experience is helpful not needed
Greet all patients, collecting basic information through either a paper form or our online registration. If needed, assist with printing labels for patient sample.
Nasal Swab Volunteer
Clinical experience not required, but preferred
Perform anterior nares nasal swab on all patients. Store samples as directed.<
Rapid Test Processing
Lab experience not required, but preferred
Process our rapid test samples, both RNA and antigen as preferred or needed. Record all results as directed. Full training for test processing and results tracking will be given on-site.
Rapid Test Results Sharing
After Rapid Test results are given by the Processing Volunteer, assist with tracking and then pass on Results Information to patients. Informational Handouts will be provided, as well as training on guidance to give to patients.
Data Entry Volunteer
Done through technology
Using patient registration, create patient record and enter all needed information. Confidentiality, and comfort with technology is essential for this position.