As the healthcare community works tirelessly to understand and mitigate the impact of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations have found themselves in need of volunteers to maintain vital programs and initiatives.
Fortunately, there are many individuals, both with and without previous medical experience, who are eager to contribute to these ongoing efforts. We have complied a list of resources to provide organizations with the ability to search for volunteers that best match their needs.
We admire the desire to serve that fuels many in the healthcare profession and, if you’re looking for ways to contribute, you can also sign up through the links below.
For medical professionals, the Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals (ESAR-VHP) and Medical Reserve Corps allow volunteers to sign up at the state level:
- The Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals (ESAR-VHP)
- Medical Reserve Corps
- National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
- Individual states may also have additional opportunities available through their local departments of health.
Additional options, including virtual volunteer opportunities:
As the COVID-19 situation evolves, it is essential for us to work together to overcome the challenges ahead. Thank you to the healthcare organizations, professionals and volunteers for mobilizing quickly and efficiently in order to serve their communities as this public health event continues to unfold.
For more guidance from ACHE, check out our COVID-19 Resource Center at ache.org/COVID.