COVID-19 Support Volunteer to Help Support Vermonters
Gov. Phil Scott is calling all Vermonters to sign up to volunteer through a website allowing people to support the state’s response to COVID-19. This website directs those with medical and health care skills to the Medical Reserve Corps, and those with other needed skills to a quick registration process for other needs.
“I am asking every Vermonter to dig deep and find a way to give more in this incredibly challenging time,” Scott said. “As we prepare for a surge in COVID-19 cases expected in the coming weeks, it will require each and every one of us to do our part to ease the burden on our health care system, the struggles of those less fortunate, and, ultimately, to save the lives of our friends and neighbors.”
The Medical Reserve Corps is seeking health care and mental health professionals, as well as those with health care-related administrative experience and those who have worked in homeless shelters.
Other volunteer positions potentially include drivers, food service, construction, IT and security. The governor is also asking those who can to volunteer at food banks, blood banks and other emergency supply efforts.