Completed an Interest Form?
Please be patient. We are in the process of updating your scheduling access for community clinics.
Filled out a volunteer application?
Please do not email us. We will let you know the next step you need to take.
At this time we are not accepting new volunteers.
OHSU will continue to call on community volunteers to support COVID-19 vaccination clinics. We thank you for your time and interest in helping to support this effort.
Oregon has 4.2 million residents. We need to deliver roughly 5.8 million vaccine doses to 2.9 million Oregonians to reach herd immunity in our state. This is a big job, and no one organization can do it alone. Gov. Kate Brown’s office, the Oregon Health Authority, county officials, health care systems and many others across the state are banding together to help make our herd immunity goal a reality, as quickly and safely as possible.
Volunteer Opportunities for OHSU Employees
If you are an OHSU employee, please use this link to sign up for volunteer shifts.
Frequently Asked Questions
This is what you can expect if you apply:
- The OHSU Visitors and Volunteers team will process your information and send you an email on next steps. Depending on your role, you may have training or move straight to a background check.
- Once your background check is complete, usually in 10-14 business days, you'll receive access to the schedule so you can sign up for a volunteer shift.
If you select a role and no slots show up, it means that these roles at that location have already been filled. Shifts are posted Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and fill quickly. Additional shifts tend to become available on Fridays. Please keep checking back.
OHSU must wait to post shifts until we hear confirmation on how many appointments will be available for each day of the clinic. Please continue to check the schedules as shifts are posted as soon as we have them. In addition, sometimes volunteers need to cancel their shifts, which puts that slot back on the schedule.
Remember, if you are signing up to support with Epic (Registration/check-in) you will want to select the “PAS” role option.
Because OHSU volunteers work with the public, the background check is an important step. This will not include credit reports, but will search:
- County court criminal records
- Federal criminal records
- National alias, criminal records and sex offender locator
- OHSU Department of Public Safety Law Enforcement Records Management System
We ask that you volunteer only if you can commit to at least three shifts. That will help us have a more stable and experienced clinic staff, and will help OHSU best serve both patients and volunteers.
OHSU emails can get sent to a spam folder. If you haven’t heard for 24 hours, please email VaccineVolunteers@ohsu.edu. Please note that we may take up to three business days to respond.
No, you can volunteer at the clinics before you receive your vaccinations as we continue to practice many proven safety protocols. However, there may be an opportunity to get a COVID-19 vaccine if you volunteer, during or after your volunteer shift.
Please note that there is no option to be vaccinated prior to your volunteer shift, as it is not required to be vaccinated in order to volunteer.