Volunteer with the 
Genesee County Health Department

The Genesee County Health Department is recruiting volunteers who would be willing to help people get vaccinated or assist with distribution of preventive medications in a disease outbreak or similar health crisis.   

Individuals with medical training and non-medical volunteers are needed.  This volunteer recruitment effort is being called the ‘Health Emergency Lifesaving Partnership’ and that means we would need help from many people with all kinds of skills to staff our dispensing sites or mass vaccination clinics.

Whether a health emergency is the result of terrorism or a natural disease outbreak, plans are already in place to limit the spread of illness.  The Genesee County Health Department has identified locations where antibiotics, vaccines and other medical supplies can be quickly distributed, if needed.  These sites are called Points of Dispensing or "PODs." 

Health Emergency Lifesaving Partnership (HELP) volunteers will work with Local Health Department staff and other, medically-trained people at Points of Dispensing.  For most POD roles, no medical experience is necessary.  Volunteers are needed to help people fill out forms, run errands, keep track of supplies, or do many other important jobs, such as setting up and breaking down equipment at PODs, giving people directions, assisting medical staff with screening, and preparing and serving food.  HELP volunteers will receive free advance training and "on the spot" training if their services are ever needed.


For More Information, Contact:

Genesee County Health Department
Randolph Garney
Interim Public Health Director 
3837 West Main Street Road
Batavia, New York 14020
585-344-2580 x5000


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