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Covid-19 Vaccination Events

Volunteers Needed to Staff COVID-19 Vaccination Sites In Under-Served and Under-Represented Communities

The Weill Cornell CTSC in partnership with Community Healthcare Network(CHN) and FEMA is currently operating 3 vaccination sites at faith based-institutions in under-served and under-represented communities in an effort to overcome vaccine hesitancy and other barriers in these communities that are heavily impacted by COVID-19 and disproportionately under-vaccinated. These events will be operated by Community Healthcare Network, staffed by volunteers from WCM, NYP, Hunter College School of Nursing, and the local community, and funded by FEMA through the NYC-DOH. An agreement has been signed between WCM/CTSC and CHN to cover these events. 

We are looking for volunteer students, staff, and faculty to help staff these sites 4 days a week. The communities we will be serving are:

  1. Convent Avenue Baptist Church in Harlem. (Starting April 1)
  2. Church of God in East New York, Brooklyn (April 1- April 18)
  3. Fort Washington Collegiate Church (Starting April 19) 
  4. New Jerusalem Worship Center in Jamaica, Queens (starting April 1)

Weekday events (Tue-Thur each week) are from 5:30PM to 10PM. Check the sign-up sheet for bus pickup time and volunteer arrival time. 

Weekend events (Sat & Sun each week) are from 9:00AM to 6PM. Check the sign-up sheet for bus pickup time and volunteer arrival time.

There are 3 volunteer roles to fill at each event:

  1. Vaccinators: Licensed medical professionals and students certified by WCM are eligible for this role. Students must have at least 1 year of clinical experience and BLS certification to be eligible. Contact Dana Gurvitch, MD ( for more info on student certifications.
  2. Administrators: Anyone is eligible for this role. Admins will help register patients at checking, direct patient flow, and register patients for their second doses.
  3. Medical Oversight: WCM/NYP Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners are eligible to serve as medical oversight for a vaccination event.
    Please reach out to Jeff Zhu ( first if you are interested. We need some paperwork on file before you are eligible for this role.  

Transportation and Food:
Transportation is provided from WCM (70th st and York Ave) to each event and back once the event ends.
One meal is provided at each event to all volunteers.

Event Schedule

On April 19 we will shift from the Brooklyn Site to a Washington Heights site.

- Tuesday & Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
- Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 6pm
New Jerusalem Worship Center
12205 Smith Street, Jamaica, NY 11434

BrooklynWe will stop going to this site on April 18, 2021
- Wednesday & Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
- Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 6pm
Church of God
905 Sutter Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11207

- Tuesday & Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
- Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 6pm
Convent Avenue Baptist Church
420 W 145th St, New York, NY 10031

Washington Heights- We will start going to this site April 19, 2021
- Wednesday & Thursday 5:30pm-10pm
- Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 6pm
Fort Washington Collegiate Church
729 W 181st St, New York, NY 10033

Registering to Volunteer:
There are 12 events every week and we have created 4 sign-up sheets to cover the April events. Sign-ups are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

April 12-18 events. Signup at the below link. Each event is a separate tab on the bottom.

April 19-25 events. Signup at the below link. Each event is a separate tab on the bottom.

April 26-May 2 events. Signup at the below link. Each event is a separate tab on the bottom.

Please reach out to Jeff Zhu ( with any questions you have. 

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