COVID-19 Community and Volunteer Opportunities
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Statewide COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-Registration System
The new statewide COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration system is available at vaccinate.virginia.gov or by calling 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682). The Commonwealth’s centralized system allows individuals to easily pre-register for the free vaccine, confirm that they are on the wait list and learn more about Virginia’s vaccination program. Please note that the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) states it still may be weeks or months until you will be contacted regarding scheduling a COVID-19 vaccination appointment.
(If you have previously filled out an online form or called the VDH Chesterfield Health District Call Center to be added to the pre-registration waitlist (prior to 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12), your submitted information has been automatically imported into the new statewide system.)
The statewide call center, 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682), is open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. It is staffed by 750 live operators who can answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and assist with pre-registration. The call center has English- and Spanish-speaking agents, as well as a call-back service in more than 100 other languages. TTY service is available to assist those who are deaf or hard of hearing. If wait times are long, Virginians can choose to get a call back and avoid having to stay on hold.
Visit the VDH COVID-19 Vaccination Response webpage for more information on the COVID-19 vaccine in Virginia. Visit the VDH Chesterfield Health District webpage for Chesterfield Health District-specific information.
VDH COVID-19 Vaccination Phase Determination Tool
Use the VDH “When Can I Get Vaccinated?” tool as a phase determination tool - this tool is not for the COVID-19 vaccination pre-registration waitlist.
Chesterfield County is filled with talented, willing volunteers - and we want to make sure you know how you can help! There are opportunities for everyone to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. This page provides links to community and volunteer opportunities. #InThisTogether
Central Virginia COVID-19 Response Fund
The Central Virginia COVID-19 Response Fund will be administered as a public-private partnership between philanthropy, government and the nonprofit sector to address the most immediate urgent needs, as well as the longer-term effects of the pandemic and community recovery. To learn more about this fund and how to contribute, please visit the Community Foundation for a Greater Richmond.
American Red Cross - Call for Blood Donation
The American Red Cross has a critical need for blood due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Donating blood is a safe process and people should not hesitate to give or receive blood. If you have recovered from COVID-19, the plasma from your blood donation could help treat patients currently fighting the virus. Help end the convalescent plasma shortage – give blood! Schedule an appointment to donate blood with the American Red Cross.
HandsOn Greater Richmond
HandsOn Greater Richmond is a volunteer database that allows people to volunteer in many areas; this database will help volunteers stay connected with all sorts of opportunities they may feel passionate about. Register for a HandsOn Great Richmond volunteer account.
Chesterfield Food Bank
The Chesterfield Food Bank is distributing their largest numbers ever and can always use volunteers.
For Richmond unites churches under a common cause - to transform the community in which they reside. Churches are enrolled with For Richmond will be able to partner with service needs such as food and chores for seniors through the faith-based community. View the For Richmond COVID-19 response plan.