9/27/21 Update: We are currently in need of volunteers from medical or non-medical backgrounds to help with Registration and Triage at our upcoming vaccine clinics! If you are interested please submit an online form and a staff member will follow-up with you. Thank you for your continued support!

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Volunteer Opportunities

Join the Effort!

Efficiently vaccinating our community is a large effort, and the Flathead City-County Health Department appreciates the help of community volunteers. Licensed medical professionals and non-medical volunteers are serving in roles varying from greeting, line directing, and registration to screening for potential adverse reactions and administering vaccines.

Please fill out our vaccine clinic volunteer interest form to join the list of available volunteers.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

The first step in becoming a volunteer to support this effort is to submit a volunteer interest form. After an application is submitted, FCCHD staff will process your information, and you will receive a follow up phone call within 2-3 weeks when a volunteering opportunity becomes available.

The effort to vaccinate all Flathead County residents who want to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, is a long-term effort. Clinics are occurring once a week, and in order to maintain staffing, volunteer needs may continue for many months.

We ask that you only volunteer if you can commit to at least 3 shifts. By committing to at least 3 shifts, you help support a more stable and experienced clinic staff by reducing turnover and repetitive training. This enables FCCHD and other vaccine clinic healthcare partners to ensure the best experiences for both patients and volunteers.

Thank you for helping with the Flathead City-County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics. Both healthcare staff and volunteers play an integral role in the vaccine distribution process, and we are grateful to have your support.

Provided below are a few helpful reminders for individuals prior to arriving at the clinic.

Parking Information

Please park near the south side of the Fairgrounds Expo Building, either on the fence-line facing Albertsons or in the main parking area farthest away from the front entry of the expo building.

Enter through the back door of the expo building which will be labeled “Staff Only”.

Arrival

Please plan to arrive promptly at the start time of your volunteer shift. A brief orientation will take place upon arrival. You will be assigned a unit leader for the day, please be sure to direct any questions you may have to your unit leader.

Please sign in when you arrive to the clinic and sign out when you leave the clinic.

The COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics are run using Incident Command Structure (ICS). You will have an ICS vest provided to you to wear during the clinic. After you sign in, please find the vest labeled with your name tag. The vests are color coordinated according to roles:

  • Yellow: Triage

  • Red: Vaccinators and Monitors

  • Green: Registration

  • Blue: ICS Leadership Roles

  • White: Incident Commander

What to Bring

  • Please wear a mask. If you do not have one, masks will be provided on-site.

  • Please wear comfortable clothing. Please bring a sweater or long-sleeved shirt to wear under your ICS vest in case of varying temperatures.

  • Since most roles will require standing for long periods of time, please wear comfortable, closed-toed shoes.

  • Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Please eat snacks in the designated break area.

  • If possible, please leave purses, jewelry and other valuables at home. Flathead City-County Health Department will not be responsible for any missing personal belongings.

  • Please do not attend if you are sick with cold or flu symptoms, fever or other illnesses, or if you have been instructed by the health department to self-quarantine due to a recent COVID-19 exposure.