The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is seeking volunteers with medical backgrounds to help with vaccinations
Although the region remains in Phase 1 of the province’s three-phase COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan, health unit officials say they may need support from residents with health-care know-how when mass inoculation begins.
The Rotary Club of Cobourg is leading a community collaboration to recruit volunteers to assist at the Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic at the Cobourg Community Centre.
Volunteers are needed to assist at the clinics; organize volunteer scheduling and drive seniors to vaccine clinics. 50-60 volunteers are needed per day to support the clinics. MORE INFORMATION
Volunteers step forward as U of T hosts downtown vaccine clinic on St. George campus
The vaccine clinic, hosted on the St. George campus, is part of a university-wide effort. At U of T Mississauga, a mass vaccination site operated by Trillium Health Partners and overseen by Peel Public Health plans to administer up to 2,000 shots a day, and to scale up to 4,000 later on. U of T is ultimately planning to host vaccination sites on all three of its campuses, and to provide health-profession students with opportunities to get involved. https://www.utoronto.ca/news/volunteers-step-forward-u-t-hosts-downtown-vaccine-clinic-st-george-campus
Vaccination Clinic Volunteers Volunteers are needed to support King Township with a Vaccine Clinic.
Volunteer Positions Available:
- Parking Guides
- Line Guides
Labrador-Grenfell Health is engaging the public in search of motivated volunteers looking to be part of the COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign
They are looking for Greeters; Post-Immunization Observers and Flow Director/Runners
The Nurses Association of New Brunswick (NANB) is helping to recruit former nurses and nurse practitioners to assist with the pandemic response
NANB is working with the Government of New Brunswick to ensure an adequate supply of nurses to assist in this effort.
New Brunswick seeking volunteers for community immunization clinics
Shifts will be four hours or less. Water and snacks will be provided. Fill the application form, then contact Volunteer Services in your area.
Sask. physicians answer call for volunteers to provide vaccines
An email from the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) was circulating among physicians looking for volunteers to give the vaccine to long-term care residents throughout the city the following day. The call was answered quickly. In both centres big and small, physicians rushed to volunteer – to fill an urgent need to provide people in their communities with the vaccine.
Saskatchewan Health Authority is seeking volunteers to assist in different roles to support COVID-19 response
Yukonnection is a volunteer matching system related to COVID support (groceries, snow removal, etc.)
Yukonnection is two forms:
- The first form lets people sign up to ask for help.
- The second form lets people sign up to offer help.
The Yukon Helpers Network Facebook page is an example of our community coming together to help.
Jebenevole posts volunteer opportunities including transporting people to their COVID appointments across Quebec
Mosaic Refugee Health Clinic in Calgary organizing physician volunteers for immunization clinics at large meat processing facility in High River, Alta
Alberta plans to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to about 15,000 workers at meat-packing plants
Volunteers helping to transport seniors to COVID-19 vaccinations in Calgary
Calgary Seniors Resource Society organizes volunteers to drive seniors to their vaccination appointments. Learn more about Calgary Senior Resource Society online.
Waterloo Public Health is currently looking for volunteers for its COVID-19 vaccination clinic in a variety of non-medical roles.
Public Health is seeking people to help weekdays, weeknights and weekends, and is asking for a three-month commitment.
Those interested, can sign up on the region’s website or call the Service First Call Centre at 519-575-4400 or TTY (Telephone for the deaf and hard of hearing): 519-575-4608.
Manitoba seeking volunteers at testing sites, healthcare facilities
The Manitoba government is looking for volunteers to help with the work being done at COVID-19 testing sites and healthcare-facilities. The province said volunteers are needed for several tasks at testing sites, to support screening at health facilities, and to provide health system support to help frontline workers. To sign up, Manitobans need to create a profile on the HelpNextDoorMB app, select a region of the province and an area of interest. The province will then automatically conduct criminal record and vulnerable persons check. Once approved, the volunteer’s contact information will be shared with the respective health authority to follow up if they find a match.
Volunteers are helping Manitobans get vaccinated
Volunteer team members are helping countless Manitobans who follow Vaccine Hunters Canada while they’re looking to get vaccinated. The chat room Andrew started in March has grown to more than 25,000 members today, with thousands often online at any given moment; and the Twitter feed now has well over 156,500 followers, an over 2,000 per cent growth over the 7,000 they had just two weeks ago. With the help of nearly 50 other volunteers, the team searches for information from clinics, pharmacies, and other healthcare providers to ensure it’s available right away, and presents it in an easy to understand format.
Volunteers organize to drive seniors to COVID-19 vaccination appointments in the Windsor area
Dozens of volunteers across Windsor-Essex are ready to ensure all seniors have a ride to their COVID-19 vaccination appointments. The region’s first public vaccine clinic started Monday morning with seniors 80 years and older arriving at the WFCU Centre. It’s a joint initiative made possible by two groups including Windsor Frontline Health Care Workers and Windsor-Essex Seniors Needing Assistance, a seniors advocacy group that began at the onset of the global pandemic.Last week, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) said plans for mobile or ‘pop-up’-style vaccination clinics were in the works to ensure those with limited mobility are able to receive the vaccine.
Nova Scotia health care professionals considering how to use volunteers in their next phase of mass vaccinations
Nurses, nurse practitioners and pharmacists could help with vaccinations, together with dentists, vets, physiotherapists. Veterinarians, vet technicians, and dentists do many injections, and physiotherapists and physiotherapy students are intimately acquainted with anatomy. These people might be trained to help with injections, while other volunteers without that expertise could help with registration and related task
Applications open for healthcare volunteers to assist with COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Windsor
Registered healthcare professionals interested in volunteering with the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit to rollout the COVID-19 vaccines can now do so online.Those interested and qualified can go to the online application form to submit their information. There will be a minimum time commitment needed and a chance on the form to specify area preference and availability.
WindsorVax Finders is providing appointment times at mass vaccination clinics & local pharmacies offering the vaccine.
17-year-old Noah Gascon is spearheading the initiative and says the link will provide information and resources along with directing individuals to experts.
St. John Ambulance medical first responder volunteers are among those supporting the COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Fort St. John.
Volunteers have also been giving their time at clinics in Quesnel and Terrace. St. John Ambulance says it will continue to volunteer at clinics over the coming weeks.
Volunteers from PinkCars.ca are helping seniors book and get to their COVID-19 vaccinations
PinkCars.ca mobilizes volunteers with cars to help take the guesswork out of the vaccination process for seniors, helping them not only book their appointments online or over the phone but shuttle them to and from vaccination clinics throughout the year. Rides are available to seniors 70+.
Given the current rate of vaccines in York Region, the need for drivers is expected to surge come June as second dose appointments arrive.
The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit uses retired nurses, paramedics, administrative professionals, and other community members as volunteers at vaccine clinics
Approximately 239 volunteers are working at mass immunization clinics across the region, who health officials say have put in more than 2,000 hours since the first site opened in Niagara Falls on March 18.
Guelph and Wellington Volunteers is organizing opportunities related to volunteers needed to support vaccination clinics
The Montréal West Island IUHSSC is recruiting volunteers to help the vaccination team at the Dollard-St-Laurent Sports Centre in LaSalle
We need your help to make sure that this unprecedented undertaking runs as smoothly as possible!
Rotary Club are looking for volunteers needed to help in the COVID vaccination clinics throughout Stratford/Huron/Perth
Volunteers must be residents of Huron-Perth. Volunteers should be in good health, able to stand for a 3.5 hour shift, and able to wear a face mask. They will be provided with face masks, shields or goggles and given instructions before every shift. Please click on the city tab on your left in order to register as a volunteer. Do not forget to leave an email address so we can stay in touch. For more details on the volunteer roles and responsibilities click here
City of Toronto awards $5.5 million in COVID-19 Vaccine Engagement Teams Grants to local agencies for vaccine outreach in vulnerable communities
A key part of the Vaccine Engagement Teams’ work is recruiting 280 resident ambassadors – local and trusted leaders in communities across the city, who have on-the-ground relationships and networks in the neighbourhoods where they work and live. These multi-lingual ambassadors will work with community agencies to reach out and make connections in their areas, and provide information about and connections to vaccination options. They will be trained by behavioural scientists on information about COVID-19 vaccines, common vaccine concerns and other COVID-19 risk reduction strategies, and will act as local contacts for residents.
In Toronto, Rexdale Community Health Centre, Black Creek Community Health Centre and the United Way are partnering for a resident ambassador program to help with vaccine rollout.
This pilot combines trusted community ambassadors with local, accessible testing and on-site vaccination to get the word out, improve vaccine confidence and get people vaccinated. In fact, the City of Toronto’s newly announced COVID-19 Vaccine Engagement Teams Grants will build on this model. They will also be coordinating the vaccination efforts by leveraging the strength of our co-led community coordination tables that convene regional and municipal partners, and local community agencies, to understand needs on the ground and deliver a coordinated response.
Volunteer Toronto initiatives help Torontonians Get Vaccinated and Support Isolated Seniors
Volunteer Toronto is committed to enabling COVID-19 vaccinations with the support of volunteers in a safe, ethical and efficient manner. The safety of volunteers, and the clients they assist, is our number one priority. This news item will be updated as more information becomes available.
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