We welcome those interested in volunteering to assist with COVID-19 response efforts.
The Washoe County Health District (WCHD) Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is accepting volunteer registrations of public health, medical, and other individuals. If you are interested in sharing your medical experience as a volunteer and sign up as a Washoe County MRC at ServNV.org. Have a question? Email us at WCHDvolunteers@washoecounty.us.
Spanish Interpreters Needed
Opportunities to support the POD’s include directing clients, vaccinations, nursing support, education, and providing support for our medical teams to share information with second language speakers. Our sign up process is through the medical reserve corps (MRC).
This is an excellent way to give back and help our community thrive. We look forward to seeing you at one of our community PODs. If you have any questions, please email WCHDvolunteers@washoecounty.us.
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers are trained in disaster response and preparedness. If you would like more information about CERT and volunteering with them you can find it at washoecert.org.
Discover other local volunteer opportunities through NV Volunteer Connect at nvvolunteerconnect.org.
The COVID-19 Incident Management Team (IMT) is accepting donations of sterile, unopened Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from businesses. In order to effectively manage these donations, the IMT is asking for any of the following:
- Masks – N95, surgical or dust
- Face shields
- Protective eyewear
Businesses that have ceased operations or have excess stock should call Washoe 311 (Dial 3-1-1) or email email@example.com if they have these unopened, sterile items. If the material is needed by the IMT, a representative of the Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) will contact the business to arrange pick-up or delivery.
The Nevada COVID-19 Response, Relief and Recovery Task Force, recently established the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, a public-private partnership overseen by Gov. Steve Sisolak’s office and the Nevada Health Response Center. The fund provides:
- Grants and payments to assist the State of Nevada and its political subdivisions in responding to COVID-19;
- Assistance and supplies to first responders and healthcare providers (individuals and institutions);
- Aids Nevada nonprofits in addressing and recovering from the COVID-19 emergency;
- Assistance to Nevada residents impacted by the COVID-19 emergency, particularly those most vulnerable because of health, economic or other circumstances; and,
- Payments as deemed appropriate to respond to the COVID-19 emergency.
Online donations to the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund may be made here.
People who previously contracted COVID-19 can sign up to donate serum/plasma to assist in the recovery of patients who are hospitalized.
Sign up here: https://vitalant.org/COVIDFree
Community Foundation of Western Nevada COVID-19 Relief Fund
In cooperation with the City of Reno, the City of Sparks, and Washoe County, the Community Foundation has established a charitable relief fund to help address needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic in northern Nevada.
United Way Community Fund
United Way is taking donations for and committing to helping communities impacted by the virus. The donations are meant to help people in need of food and shelter. Learn more and donate here.