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New River Health District vaccination clinic volunteers needed

From: VT Engage

For the foreseeable future, the New River Health District (NRHD) needs volunteers to help with weekly vaccination clinics. The days of the week that clinics are offered vary from week to week. There are two shifts per day: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Volunteers are invited to get vaccinated at the end of their first shift.

All help is welcome, whether volunteers can sign up for one shift or multiple shifts. The need is immediate due to the rapid expansion of the vaccination efforts from ~1,300 a day to ~3,500 a day.

Tasks are all non-medical but do involve discretion as some sensitive information will be exchanged in some roles. Volunteers will receive training when they arrive and will be asked to assist with check-in, support of medical personnel as appropriate, and provide administrative support to the clinic.

Learn more information and register for upcoming shifts via the VT Engage website.

Note for employees: Supporting vaccination clinics is an important initiative. Maintaining continuity of operations within departments is also important. Employees should work with managers and supervisors to have volunteer time approved if the time is during their regular work day. It might be necessary for employees to coordinate shifts.

  • If an employee volunteers for a clinic for Virginia Tech students or employees: Volunteer shifts would be considered time worked and the employee should record the time using the CVT code.
  • If an employee volunteers for a clinic where Virginia Tech is not involved: The employee should still coordinate with their manager to have volunteer time approved. The employee would need to use appropriate leave to cover the regular work hours missed.