Volunteers, vaccinators needed for COVID-19 vaccine effort

Help end the spread of COVID-19 in Washoe County by joining COVID-19 response

March 30, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Washoe County COVID-19 response team is looking for volunteers and paid temporary staff to assist with COVID-19 vaccination efforts, specifically those who can administer vaccines.

The COVID-19 Vaccine Point of Dispensing (POD) at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center runs six days a week and there is a critical need for people who can administer vaccines. We’re also looking for staff who can help with assisting vaccinators, traffic flow and providing other duties to help residents. Some volunteers and temporary staff would be utilized to help with vaccine events in the community. 

“To be able to vaccinate as many residents as possible and open back up without any restrictions, firstly everyone should plan on getting the COVID-19 vaccine,” Washoe County District Health Officer Kevin Dick said. “Secondly, in order to scale up and get every resident a vaccine, we need more help from volunteers and temporary staff. This is an opportunity to make a difference during what is a once-in-a-generational event.”

The Washoe County Medical Reserve Corps program is looking for vaccinators. Personnel can include registered nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, veterinarians, dentists, doctors and medical assistants. We’re also looking for those who can assist vaccinators. Schedules are flexible and those who volunteer are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Email WCHDvolunteers@washoecounty.us for more information.

Washoe County is working with temporary staffing agencies to recruit other workers to assist with POD operations. Contact Talent Framework for more information at 775-322-5004.

The COVID-19 Regional Information Center is working together to deliver COVID-19 community updates in a unified manner. While press releases are only sent periodically for significant events, you can always get daily results on our website, https://covid19washoe.com/, our COVID-19 Dashboard or by following us on Twitter @COVID19Washoe. The entities include: City of Reno, City of Sparks, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, Regional Transportation Commission, REMSA, Reno Sparks Indian Colony, Reno Police Department, Reno Fire Department, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, University of Nevada, Reno, Washoe County, Washoe County Health District, Washoe County School District and Washoe County Sheriff’s Office. Also in the group are the area hospitals, Northern Nevada Medical Center, Renown Health and Saint Mary’s.