Volunteering at a COVID-19 vaccination hub offers another means of getting the vaccine.
Volunteers are not guaranteed a vaccination, but those who have spent at least 15 hours working at a site are eligible to receive a shot if there are extra doses at the end of the day that would otherwise spoil, according to the County.
Volunteers at the Fair Park COVID-19 Vaccine Mega Center fill several roles. Some are needed to help residents who have arrived for their scheduled vaccine. Others are asked to direct people around the site to the correct building or door. There is a need for handling paperwork, directing cars, and many other responsibilities. Volunteers must be 18 years old and available for three to five hours in a morning (7:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.), afternoon (12:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.), or during shift change (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.). At least 50 volunteers are needed for every shift, and a total of 40,000 volunteers will be required between now and May. Operations run between Monday and Saturday. If spots are full, volunteers can also sign up for a waitlist for future shifts and may be called on the day of if there is a need for more volunteers. Learn more about volunteer opportunities, dates, times, and responsibilities HERE.