News Release: Volunteers Can Now Apply Online
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, Februrary 18, 2021 | 3:00 p.m. | Windsor-Essex County
For registered healthcare professionals who are interested in volunteering with public health to participate in the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines, the application form is just a click away.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) has received a tremendous number of requests from area residents asking how they can help and volunteer. In an effort to streamline the volunteer application process, the WECHU has developed an online application form. Now, area residents who are registered healthcare professionals can easily apply to assist public health to further prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
“The outpouring of support and kindness we’ve received from the community has been tremendous. We wanted to develop a process that is quicker, easier, and clearer for potential healthcare volunteers to connect with public health. I think we achieved that with our online application form,” says CEO Theresa Marentette.
It is anticipated that public health will need registered healthcare professionals to volunteer to assist with mass Immunization clinics during Stage 3 of the local COVID-19 vaccine roll out plan, when the vaccine supply exceeds the capacity of existing resources. In the coming months, vaccination clinics will be established throughout Windsor and Essex County to support pre-existing vaccination channels established in Stages 1 and 2 of the vaccine roll out plan.
Interested registered healthcare professional who want to volunteer will need to go to the online application form and provide their name, phone number, email, address, and date of birth. There will be a minimum time commitment required and there is an opportunity on the form to specify availability and preference of area to help within Windsor and Essex County.
We want to thank everyone who applies to be a volunteer to assist public health in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout during the COVID-19 pandemic. Successful applicants will be contacted directly by the WECHU Human Resources Department.