As Western Carolina University embraces our responsibilities as a regionally engaged university and shares the challenges to our communities that are presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been approved to serve as a regional COVID-19 vaccination site.
In addition to operating our own COVID-19 vaccination clinic, we are partnering with our local health providers to support their efforts to administer the COVID-19 vaccine.
To register as an interested volunteer, please complete the following form:
Instructions and training will be provided once you are confirmed as a volunteer.
If you are a health provider seeking volunteers for a COVID-19 vaccination clinic, complete the following form:
A representative from the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning will follow up when we receive your form.
All volunteers will need to complete a volunteer liability waiver form once you have been selected as a volunteer.
Yes. The following COVID-19 Special Faculty and Staff Work and Leave Provisions are
effective January 1, 2021 through March 1, 2021 or until revised/rescinded.
As a reminder, WCU faculty and staff wishing to volunteer during their normally scheduled work day should request and receive advance approval from their supervisor.
Yes! For every one clinical volunteer administering vaccines we need eight non-clinical volunteers.
Volunteer duties will include logistical support, data entry, patient scheduling, and registration.
We are working with our partners to develop volunteer training. We will send out additional information to volunteers once they are selected.
Each shift is approximately 4 hours in length. We expect all volunteers to be able to work a minimum of 5 shifts over the course of the program.
Due to the evolving circumstances surrounding vaccine distribution WCU may not place every individual who signs up.
After you register as a volunteer you will receive directions on where and how to submit proof of clinical credentials. The process may vary depending on where you volunteer.
Some volunteer sites may require a background check.
After you register as a volunteer, we will follow up with additional information about background screenings. If you are an employee or a student in certain educational programs, you may have already completed a background check that you can provide to the volunteer site. If not, we can connect you with a reputable agency that provides background checks.
At this time, volunteers should plan to be vaccinated based on the priority group that they fall into.