VOLUNTEER WITH RAM TODAY
Looking to help in the fight against coronavirus? Remote Area Medical is collaborating with national organizations to staff COVID-19 drive-through testing sites with administrative, non-clinical volunteers.
Currently we are staffing locations in Kentucky.
There is an immediate need for volunteers willing to help perform initial eligibility screening, check IDs, confirm appointments, obtain patient consent, assemble specimen kits, assist with registration, deliver kits to vehicles, assist volunteers as they don and doff personal protective equipment (PPE), and direct traffic.
If you are interested in volunteering, please click the link below and register to become a RAM volunteer. You will need to create a volunteer profile. When asked if you are interested in volunteering at a COVID – 19 testing site, make sure to select “yes”.
You should not volunteer if you or someone you live with is:
- Over the age of 65.
- Experiencing any health issues (diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, lung disease, or immunosuppression).
- Not feeling well or experiencing a fever.
- Infected with the Coronavirus.
- Nursing or pregnant.
For a full list of those at higher risk for more serious complications from COVID-19 visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html
We do not know who in the testing line has the Coronavirus. Volunteering to work near people who may be infected puts you at a higher risk for getting the Coronavirus. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person through coughs and sneezes. If you sign up, please know you are doing so at your own risk.
THANK YOU TO ALL VOLUNTEERS!
Volunteers from all walks of life showed up to help their neighbors at these testing sites. Your help has contributed to our abilities to staff 26 sites with volunteers and administer more than 22,000 tests to those in need across the country.
Thank you to everyone who has helped continue the mission.