Jewish organizations are stepping up in unique and wonderful ways to help communities get vaccines. If you have access to volunteers, please help.
Book Vaccine Appointments
Recruit tech-savvy volunteers to set up a vaccine appointment network for older adults and people with disabilities. Examples include the joint partnership between the Edlavitch DCJCC and the George Washington University Hillel, the network established by the Jewish Volunteer Center for Miami-Dade and UJA Genesis in Toronto.
Chaperone Those in Need to Appointments
Provide chaperones or rides to accompany those in need to appointments, like UJA-Federation of New York.
Launch a Pop-Up Vaccination Site
Open a pop-up vaccination site in your community, like UJA-Federation of New York or the Jewish Family Service of Metro Detroit – watch an inspiring video about their vaccination clinic for Holocaust survivors.
Identify Mobile Vaccination Opportunities in Your Area
Mobile vaccination vans and visiting nurses and doctors are helping bring the vaccine to homebound older adults, people with disabilities, and others with serious health conditions. Learn about opportunities in your area, like the Care Happens Here mobile van initiative of Lifebridge Health in Baltimore, one of our Jewish hospital system partner agencies.
Reach Out to Help the Underserved Access Vaccines in Your Area
Like Sinai Chicago and the JUF Tov Volunteer Network, partner with local officials and other community organizations to promote vaccine education and distribution to underserved populations in your area, including low-income and communities of color, which have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19.
Partner with other community faith leaders to share information about the vaccine and resources, as well as to address religious and ethical questions like the Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo; watch their V Project promotional video to encourage vaccination.