News release announcing the partnership between the local health department and Volunteer Center to staff the COVID-19 vaccination clinic:
Volunteer Center supports vaccination clinic
Fort Wayne, Indiana (January 14, 2021) – The Volunteer Center is partnering with the Allen County Board of Health to provide volunteers for the ongoing COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at the Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Avenue.
Volunteers are being used to help escort seniors requiring wheelchair assistance from curbside to inside Expo IV to receive their shot.
The clinic is open by appointment only to those currently eligible as determined by the Indiana Department of Health. Visit https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/vaccine/ or call 2-1-1 daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to make an appointment. No walk-ins will be accepted. It was recently announced that people 70 or older are eligible.
Volunteer Executive Director Ani Etter states “This is such a critical endeavor for our community and we are happy to support the efforts of the Allen County Department of Health to control the spread of COVID-19.”
People who are interested in volunteering may sign up through the Volunteer Center website at www.volunteerfortwayne.org and click on “I Want To Volunteer” to complete a profile and have access to this and many more volunteer opportunities within the community.
Jeffrey Metzger, a volunteer who has assisted multiple times with his wife at the clinic shared “We have both enjoyed greeting people arriving for their vaccines. The process has a great setup and runs smoothly. Many people mentioned how well organized it is on their way out the door. We enjoy volunteering and this is certainly an opportunity we will continue to participate in.”
Volunteer Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to connect volunteers with local agencies and provide solutions to community needs through the power of volunteerism.