Berrien County needs COVID-19 vaccination volunteers

COVID-19 vaccine file
Posted at 10:34 AM, Jan 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-22 10:34:54-05

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — The Berrien County Health Department and Spectrum Health Lakeland are looking for volunteers to help at upcoming community COVID-19 vaccination clinics or support distribution efforts.

Both clinical and non-clinical roles are available and prior health care experience isn’t necessary for all roles, according to a news release Friday.

Non-clinical volunteers may be asked to assist with scheduling, check people in, screen people as they arrive, assist with signing consents or provide wayfinding.

Clinical volunteers may be asked to administer vaccinations, scribe or observe people post-vaccination.

“Individuals who have already worked an event share repeatedly what a great feeling it’s been to be a part of something this big,” said Julie Elliott, manager of volunteer services at Spectrum Health Lakeland. “Our volunteers are instrumental in putting us on a path to reopening our community.”

Volunteers should be able to commit to at least 20 hours of service per month with a minimum of three-hour shifts.

Some volunteer shifts may take place outdoors or require standing for extended periods of time.

All volunteers need to be at least 18 years old.

See the volunteer sign-up form here.