Opportunity Details

Disaster & Emergency Services, Health & Human Services
Low-Income Communities, Persons with Disabilities, Other

Age Minimum (with Adult): 13+, Minimum Age:18+, Maximum Age:59

COVID-19 Logistics & Medical Supplies

We're gearing up to assist residents affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic in Hillsborough County, Florida. Hillsborough County has sent out a message asking if any businesses, residents or medical centers have protective equipment to donate, the request is for equipment to be dropped off at a specific location and time. Teams will be assisting with non-clinical manpower by assisting in the supply warehouse for incoming medical supplies and equipment that will need to be received, inventoried, and then sorted through for distribution to local hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities in Hillsborough County as requests come in through the Florida Department of Health (FDOH). The equipment being solicited is medical grade Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). The items must be new in the box or unused. All sizes needed. We are asking medical schools, dental clinics, elective surgery centers, private vendors and residents to donate these items.

Keep in mind, those over the age of 60 and with underlying health conditions are most at risk, and we ask that if you fall into this category you do your part by maintaining social distance and participating in online and remote opportunities only. Once you sign-up yo volunteer, you will be required to complete a Medical Screening Tool and go through a brief training. Volunteers will then be selected if your Medical Screening checks out. Once verified, you will be notified if you were selected for the shift that you indicated you are available for specifically. CLICK HERE to complete the Medical Screening. Please make sure to sign-up for a MERIT account to be able to check-in and out during your volunteer shift.  

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • Make sure to wear close-toed shoes

  • If you have your own PPE and want to wear it, feel free to bring it. 

  • Be able to travel to the Westshore Warehouse location 

ITEMS WE WILL BE COLLECTING:

  • Impervious gowns
  • Face shields
  • Surgical masks
  • Surgical glasses
  • N95 masks
  • Tyvek suits
  • Medical grade exam gloves

 

SHIFTS 

Monday-Friday, 8:30am-11:30pm and/or 11:00am-4:00pm. 

 

STAYING SAFE
All events may present some risk and it’s your responsibility to your family, community, and fellow volunteers to put your health first. If you think you have been in contact with an infected person or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, including fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, please contact your healthcare provider and reduce contact with others. As recommended by the WHO, please follow these preventive measures to reduce risk:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing

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