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  • Volunteer: Help us give Pima County a shot in the arm

    Jan 07, 2021 | Read More News
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    You can help make sure Pima County doesn’t miss its shot.
     Doctor giving vaccine
    As the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine accelerates, volunteers are needed to help staff the effort to get shots into our citizens’ arms and protect our community against the virus.
     
    Volunteers at our vaccination points of distribution (PODs) are not guaranteed their first vaccine during their term of service. Due to the logistics of volunteer scheduling and the fact that these PODs will be in operation for months, we are asking for a time commitment of 36 hours from volunteers to help us increase efficiency.

    With the County having plans to quickly expand from two to six regional vaccine centers, medical personnel who are interested in volunteering should register through the Medical Reserve Corps of Southern Arizona (MRCSA). You can read about their volunteer program at that link, and here is a direct line to their online application.
     
    From there, MRCSA coordinators will be in contact to help connect volunteers with opportunities.
     
    Don’t have an active medical license? You can support the community during the vaccine rollout in multiple ways, other than actually delivering shots.
     
    Pima County has teamed with the Arizona Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals (AZ-ESAR-VHP) to offer volunteer opportunities through an online platform. Look for the big blue button marked "Register Now," select Add Organizations, and choose Pima County.

    Once you do that, be on the lookout for future volunteer opportunity notifications via the email you provided.
     
    Additionally, the American Red Cross has reported a shortage in blood donations. So, if you’re in a position to give blood, you might consider donating as another option. To schedule an appointment, visit http://rcblood.org/appt
     
    You can also write a note to somebody who is physically-distanced in a long-term care facility with the Pima Love Notes project.