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COVID-19 Volunteer Opportunities

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The vaccination effort against COVID-19 was unprecedented in scope. Thanks to the support of many community members, vaccine was safely distributed at static and mobile locations since January 2021.

While this approach to vaccination has scaled down as more pharmacies and doctor offices carry vaccine, there are still opportunities for Pima County to engage and connect in this important and meaningful way.

Getting Started

Individuals and organizations can follow the links below to either donate their time and expertise - people with healthcare and medical training are particularly in demand. 

We greatly appreciate your willingness to help. Please be as detailed as possible with your credentials and licensing information as this will greatly help us place you as the situation advances. Also, please understand that many medical requests for volunteers will not be made until contingency plans are exhausted.

How To Volunteer

Easy as 1-2-3 for non-medical volunteer opportunities

1. Visit the Arizona Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals (AZ-ESAR-VHP) to register – look for the big blue button on that page. Click "yes" on the "Join local response teams" and then click "select organization" and choose "Pima County". REGISTRATION GUIDE.
  • Already have an account? Skip to step 2!
2. Visit pima.volunteerhub.com to create a profile here (this will be different from your ESAR-VHP account). You can also see which events are in need of volunteers.
  • Click here for a guide on How to Get Started
  • You will then be pending approval into the system (for verification purposes)*. During this time you may notice opportunities have disappeared, but don't worry, they will appear upon your account approval!
3. You’ve been approved! Once access has been granted, you’ll have the ability to view events and register for a shift by clicking the "Sign Up" button next to an opportunity -- that's it!

*As a State requirement, volunteers still MUST have a verified account with AZ-ESAR-VHP (azdhs.gov)*

For medical volunteer opportunities

Currently, our medical volunteers are coordinated through the Medical Reserve Corps of Southern Arizona (MRCSA). They work to vet every volunteer and manage the scheduling of all of their members for the vaccine clinics. Please visit MRCSA.org for more information about their organization and how you can join as a member.

To help coordinate your membership, please provide the following information when completing your profile:
  • Your active license/certification number and expiration date (if you are not active, please indicate so)
  • Your background/skills
  • Role(s) you wish to volunteer for (please note that to administer vaccinations, you must have an active license)
Contact information for MRCSA:
mrcsa@outlook.com
520-445-7035

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register to volunteer?

We ask that all volunteers take a moment to register on AZ-ESAR-VHP and join “Pima County.” Once your registration is complete, please be patient, and notifications for new volunteer opportunities will arrive via email as soon as they are available.

I am a medical provider. How do I volunteer as a medical provider?

Currently, our medical volunteers are coordinated through the Medical Reserve Corps of Southern Arizona (MRCSA). They work to vet every volunteer and manage the scheduling of all of their members for the vaccine clinics. Please visit MRCSA.org for more information about their organization and how you can join as a member.

To help coordinate your membership, please provide the following information when completing your profile:
  • Your active license/certification number and expiration date (if you are not active, please indicate so)
  • Your background/skills
  • Role(s) you wish to volunteer for (please note that to administer vaccinations, you must have an active license)
The contact information for MRCSA:
Medical Reserve Corps of Southern Arizona
Mrcsa@outlook.com
520-445-7035

I signed up for a shift, but didn't get a confirmation. What do I do?

You will see a confirmation message when you sign up. Confirmation emails arrive from VolunteerHub, so please check your spam folder if you don't receive one.

What should I bring? What should I wear?

Please be sure to bring a water bottle, snacks, a mask, comfortable clothing, and closed-toed shoes.

What kind of work will I be doing?

Volunteers will assist with on-site operations in non-medical roles. Volunteers will help in roles such as greeters, supply runners, check-outs, foodservice tech, and traffic flow assistance. These roles are subject to change, and you may be asked to fulfill other positions as needed.

Are there any requirements to be a volunteer?

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Volunteers must also be able to sit, stand, and walk for long periods of time. Volunteer positions will also require you to twist, bend, lift, and carry supplies.

Do I have to be vaccinated to help?

No, you do not have to be vaccinated to volunteer.

When do the opportunities get posted?

Opportunities are posted as they become available and an alert is sent out via email.

What happens if I can’t attend my scheduled shift?

We ask that you let us know via VolunteerHub at least 24 hours ahead of your scheduled start time. After you cancel 3 shifts, you will no longer be allowed to volunteer with the COVID-19 Vaccine distribution.

Do I have to live in Pima County to volunteer?

No, you do not have to live in Pima County to volunteer.

Can I bring my (wife, husband, child, friend) to my volunteer shift with me?

We ask that you refrain from bringing any additional volunteers when you report to your scheduled shift. While we appreciate the help, it can bring up safety concerns and be counterproductive for the vaccine clinic’s operations. We wish only for the best experience for all of our volunteers and for everyone to contribute efficiently. If volunteers are not on the schedule, they will be asked to leave the site and wait to sign up for a later date.

I signed up for a shift, but I didn’t receive an email.

Please contact EOCVolunteer@pima.gov for assistance.


The County is not in need of donations at this time.

Many thanks to our community partners!


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