UPDATE: All the volunteer slots for this weekend are full. Thank you! Sign up here to be on a list for future volunteer opportunities at vaccination sites.
United Way is seeking volunteers to help staff a mass vaccination site at South Puget Sound Community College this weekend!
Volunteers can select from 72 shifts here. If all shifts are taken, volunteers also can sign up here to be on a contact list for future vaccine events.
Shifts include helping with set-up, reception, traffic control, vaccine runner, vaccine card writer and take-down. Eligible volunteers must be at least 18 years old and able to work on their feet for multiple hours. All volunteers also must pass background checks and receive training for their specific duties. Volunteers may be eligible for any unclaimed vaccine doses that remain at the end of the day they attend. However, no volunteer is guaranteed a vaccine.
The county will focus on vaccinating older adults and senior citizens on Friday, according to health department spokesperson Magen Johnson, while Saturday will be reserved for educators and child-care workers.
She said Sunday and Monday will be open to anyone currently eligible in Phase 1B Tier 1, which includes people 65 and older, those 50 and older living in multigenerational households, K-12 educators and licensed child care workers.
Those seeking vaccinations can make appointsments at vaccination events and local providers through the state’s FindYourPhaseWA.org website.
Thurston PHSS Department Director Schelli Slaughter said 20% of the allocation PHSS receives will be reserved for people who lack internet access or have difficulty scheduling an appointment online.
Such people can call the Department of Health vaccine hotline at 888-856-5816 or the Thurston County public health line at 360-867-2610 for information on vaccine availability.