Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Tell me more about the Volunteer Roles
Volunteers who can assist with site set-up and break-down, traffic control, wayfinding, restocking supplies, assisting clients, and other operational duties.
We expect that we will need licensed medical professionals who can perform vaccinations. This includes MDs, DOs, PAs, NPs, RNs, LPNs, Pharmacists, and medical fellows and residents. Medical students, nursing students and pharmacy students will be considered. However, there are some regulatory matters that we must resolve, so all volunteer positions are currently non-medical.
We also expect to need Administrative medical professionals familiar with EPIC and patient check-in
Q: What times/shifts are required?
Days, shift times and locations will vary, but in general, the events are all-day events. We are normally able to accommodate those with physical restrictions that may suggest a particular role or reduced time coverage.
Q: What are minimum ages to volunteer.
Minimum age to volunteer is 18.
Q: What commitment is required?
At a minimum, we expect those that may receive a vaccination as part of their volunteerism role will commit to volunteer at a minimum of 4 events. But, we are making a long-term commitment to our Medical Partners to be "Rotary Ready" . Volunteers are expected to embrace the Rotary "Service Above Self" motto and to assist for the full duration of the program.
Q: What documents are required?
Community volunteers are required to review and sign the volunteer release (located on this website) which will be reviewed by a member of the MUSC Health Volunteer Services team. We will also ask you to provide your DOB as required by MUSC at the time of Sign-Up.
Q: I registered in Rotary Ready. Why didn't I get an event confirmation?
Rotary Ready is our database used to develop a pool of potential volunteers, of which we will need many. However, Rotary Ready is not used to enroll for a specific event. Prior to each event, we will be notified by the hospital of the number of required volunteers, and will send out a request to those in that local regions. Initially, events will also hold a number of places for the overall Project Team and those expressing interest in being a Site Captain. This will facilitate our rolling out Rotary Ready across the state. In the spirit of being "fair to all concerned" embodied in our Rotary 4-way test, local volunteers will participate in the order signups are received.
Q; The date of the event changed. I can't participate now.
Especially in the early stages, we expect event dates may change. Hospitals, communities and emergency services are learning how to coordinate required services under circumstances where vaccine availability is uncertain. As a result, event dates are subject to change. Those that do not have flexible schedules must understand that Rotary Clubs do not have control over event dates. We expect this to improve as time goes on.