Vaccination clinic volunteers needed

March 2, 2021

To:  University Students
From:  Mackenzie Dawes, Vaccination Clinic Site Manager and Interim Director of Event and Office Services; Michelle Rogers, Vice President for Administration
Subject:  Vaccination Clinic Volunteers Needed

Yesterday we successfully operated a live test run of the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Orton Center on the University of Redlands’ main campus – including vaccinating and training over 75 volunteers! As mentioned in previous announcements, the University must provide the staff to operate the clinic, so please consider volunteering, beginning with the clinic’s opening day this Friday, March 5.

The new volunteer portal at is now ready, so please go there to sign up for desired shifts (morning or afternoon) and indicate your preferred role from a list of position descriptions (online and attached to this email). While many volunteers will be from our University community, we will also seek volunteers from the larger Redlands community to sustain clinic operations.

For College of Arts and Sciences undergraduates, volunteering at the vaccination clinic is eligible to fulfill Community Service Activity Course (CSAC)/Community Engagement and Reflection (CER) requirements. For more information, contact

Some important items to note:

  • Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Volunteers must sign up via the volunteer portal.
  • To streamline training and continuity of services, we ask volunteers to commit to at least four (4) 4.5-hour shifts in a one (1) month period.
    • Monday – Friday
    • Morning shift: 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    • Afternoon shift: 12:30 – 5 p.m.
    • These shifts allow a 30-minute overlap from 12:30 – 1 p.m. for a smooth handoff
  • Operation dates are based on vaccine availability.  You will be notified via email before your scheduled shift if the clinic will not be open on your selected date.
  • Volunteers at this clinic are eligible to receive a vaccination. There is no guarantee volunteers will be vaccinated (unless they have a scheduled appointment made via the RCH website) on the first day of their volunteer shifts. However, the University of Redlands and RCH will work to get all volunteers vaccinated as soon as possible.
  • Volunteers will be required to complete the Daily Health Self-Assessment, including a temperature check onsite. By signing up as a volunteer, you are agreeing to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms the day of your shift before coming to the Redlands campus. Symptoms indicating you should stay home include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.
  • Paper masks must be worn at all times while volunteering at the clinic. Cloth face coverings may be worn over a paper mask, but not instead of one. If you do not have a paper mask, one will be provided for you at the beginning of your shift.
  • Physical distancing will be practiced at all times.
  • The site will be cleaned frequently, and sanitizing products are available throughout the clinic.

The vaccination clinic will be held in Orton Center, which is located off of Brockton Avenue, between N. University and N. Grove Streets, on the main U of R campus. Note the drive between Merriam and North Halls will be closed to through traffic on clinic days. At check in, you will need to provide a photo ID and proof of employment at the University (ID badge, virtual ID badge available in Redlands App, pay stub, etc.)

For more information on the University’s COVID-19 response, see the UR Ready web pages.