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.

There is an immediate need for volunteers willing to validate eligibility, take temperatures, collect registration information and support clinical volunteers as they administer tests. All Volunteers will be provided with personal protective equipment (PPE) and will be trained in how to use this equipment.


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”. 

Currently we are staffing locations in: Illinois

As more locations go live, we will send email updates. 

You should not volunteer if you or someone you live with is:

  • Over the age of 60.
  • Experiencing any health issues (diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, lung disease, or immunosuppression).
  • Not feeling well or experiencing a fever.
  • Infected with the Coronavirus.

For a full list of those at higher risk for more serious complications from COVID-19 visit:

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.

Important Update

Based on recently updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations on mass gatherings, RAM has officially suspended all clinic operations scheduled between March 16 and May 28, 2020.

RAM remains dedicated to our mission to prevent pain and alleviate suffering by providing free, quality healthcare to those in need. Click below for information about how COVID-19 impacts specific RAM clinics.

Important Clinic Updates