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Volunteer Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

HandsOn Greater Richmond, a service of the Community Foundation, is continuing to monitor the circumstances surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the vaccination roll out in the region.  Our top priority is the health and safety of our community.

As the volunteer hub for the Richmond region, we will continue to support projects led by our partner organizations who rely on volunteers to deliver essential services during this time, and who can post these special volunteer needs on our website. 

Coronavirus Vaccine Volunteers

HandsOn Greater Richmond, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and local municipalities, is gathering volunteer interest in order to help with the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccination.  Volunteers are needed to fill essential roles in the operation of the various distribution sites in our region. 


The sample volunteer roles are, but are not limited to:


  • Greeter: An adult that checks patients in and directs them to the next station.
  • Scribe: Will assist with data entry at the point of vaccination distribution.  Basic computer skills appreciated.
  • Holding Area Monitor: An adult that monitors patients for 15 minutes after the injection of the vaccination to monitor for any adverse side effects.
  • Runner/Floater: Monitors vaccine inventory and assists in communicating needs.

Join our COVID-19 Volunteer On Call opportunity to be notified when the next vaccination event will occur. Background checks may be required for some volunteer opportunities. We recommend using Sterling Volunteers to obtain a background check.