Sunday, November 29, 2009

H1N1 Current Volunteer Needs Have Been Completed

A huge thanks to all the community volunteers who came forward to give their time at the Clark County Public Health H1N1 vaccination clinics and call center. Several thousand people were vaccinationed for H1N1 because of your efforts. The public clinics have now been completed and the call center volume has decreased significantly. If we receive requests for more volunteers we will update you via this blog, so please make sure you are signed up to receive the automatic updates.

There are many other ongoing volunteer opportunities relating to several organizations geared towards disaster and emergency response and preparation. If you would like to learn more please email and provide your contact information or call 360.992.6285.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Volunteers Still Needed for 11/21 and 11/28

A big thanks to all of you that volunteered for Clark County's first big H1N1 clinic on November 14. Through your efforts we were able to vaccinate over 1,700. We are currently scheduling for the next two Saturdays (November 21 and 28) and need a total of 162 general volunteers and 60 nurses.

If you have volunteered previously, just send an email to and indicate the day and shift that you prefer (Shift A or B).

If you are a new volunteer, please submit the Emergency Worker Application and Background Check Authorization to You will also want to request a day and shift.

Shift A = 9 am to 2:45 pm
Shift B = 2:30 pm to 8 pm

All requests are being handled in the order that they have been received - the sooner you let us know, the sooner you can get your desired shift.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Volunteers Needed for 11/21 and 11/28

Thanks to the over 100 of you great volunteers that offered to fill positions for 11/14/09 to assist in the H1N1 Vaccine Clinics for Clark County.   

Vaccine Clinic positions are currently being filled for Saturday, 11/21/09 and Saturday, 11/28/09.  This assignment requires 80 (160 total) general support volunteers and 30 (60 total) nurses for each shift.

Shift A is for 9:00 am to 2:45 pm
Shift B is for 2:30 pm to 8:00 pm

If you have applied previously for emergency volunteer work, email your shift preference (Shift A or Shift B) and your assigned Emergency Worker number to or fax them to 360.694.8802.

If you have not applied previously, submit shift preference, your Emergency Worker Application and Background Check Authorization forms to or fax them to 360.694.8802.

Your application will be processed in the order they are received.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Welcome to the Emergency Worker Volunteer Blog

Hello Clark County, Washington and neighboring area volunteers. This is the first post for a new blog that will be designed to keep volunteers aware of disaster or emergency related opportunities. The need for this blog was born out of the remarkable response CRESA received when we asked for volunteers to assist in the Public Health H1N1 Swine Flu vaccine clinics for SW Washington.

If you would like to become a volunteer for future requests, please fill out the Emergency Worker Registration Form and Background Check Authorization. You can also find these forms on the right hand column of this blog.

Print the forms, sign them and either scan and email them to or fax them to 360.694.8802.

To ensure that you'll receive updates about Emergency Volunteer opportunities, please sign up on this blog under the "Subscriber via Email" section.

Please also sign up to receive updates from the Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) blog at