Welcome to the District 5790 Rotary Volunteers End Covid 
in Denton County web page.
This webpage is intended to be a clearing house for information about all the efforts Rotary is involved as we work to End Covid in Denton County.
Rotarians volunteering at Denton County Health Department Vaccination Hubs
The following are job descriptions that will be assigned to volunteers upon arrival
Drive Thru Clinic Volunteer
Job Description
Drive thru clinic will require being outdoors and standing for long periods of time. Volunteers should be comfortable with standing and the being outdoors during cool/cold temperatures.
Greeter Volunteer
Job Description
Greeter will verify that person(s) in the vehicle are registered to receive the vaccine. They will do this by scanning their QR codes or looking them up using the software
 
Paper Work Volunteer
Job Description
Handing out a checklist/consent form that all those that are receiving the vaccine must complete in order to get the vaccine.
Traffic Control Volunteer
Job Description
Directing traffic to ensure smooth flow of vehicles throughout the entire clinic process
Self Monitoring Area Volunteer
Job Description
Volunteers in the waiting area looking for people with reactions from the vaccine. They will direct people in the staging area and if notified or see someone with a reaction they will notify the EMS there on standby.
Location, dates and shifts volunteers are needed
Location: Denton County Public Health
Dates:
Office Help - Apr 12, 2021 from 8 AM to 5 PM - all slots filled
Office Help - Apr 13, 2021 from 8 AM to 5 PM - all slots filled
Location: Texas Motor Speedway
Dates:
Tuesday April 13, 2021 Drive Thru Vaccine Clinic - Canceled 
Wednesday April 14, 2021 Drive Thru Vaccine Clinic- Two shifts from 6 AM to 1 PM and 12 AM to 7 pm
Thursday April 15, 2021 Drive Thru Vaccine Clinic- Canceled 
Friday April 16, 2021 Drive Thru Vaccine Clinic- Two shifts from 6 AM to Noon PM and 11 AM to 6 PM
Saturday April 17, 2021 Drive Thru Vaccine Clinic- Two shifts from 6 AM to Noon PM and 11 AM to 6 PM
Vaccination Hub Volunteer registrations
Register to Volunteer for a shift - one or more of following dates. When submitting your sign-up, please scroll down to section that says "What organization are you volunteering through?" and select  "ROTARY".
Download the volunteer forms below, complete and bring with you when volunteering.
If you cannot be on your feet moving around the entire shift, please refrain from volunteering at drive thru vaccine sites
Vaccination Hub Volunteer registrations the week of
April 12, 2021 thru April 18, 2021
Volunteer Transportation Opportunity for Vaccine Recipients
 
Ridin’ With a Rotarian!
Denton County has announced a partnership with DCTA (Denton County Transportation Authority) and with Span, Inc of Denton county. The aim is to provide additional transportation options to the Denton County Public Health Vaccination Clinics. Any individuals with a confirmed appoint will be able to ride a bus nearest to their appointment time at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon or 2 p.m. at two locations – the DCTA Downtown Denton Transit Center, 604 E. Hickory St., in Denton or the Hebron Station, 952 Lakeside Circle in Lewisville. Click button below to volunteer.
Volunteer Transportation Opportunity for Vaccine Recipients continued...
Helping residents without rides to DCTA Transit Centers - How can we help as Rotarians?
There may be times when an individual is unable to access these options and may need a ride to either of these DCTA stations or perhaps to the clinic location itself. This is where a Rotarian comes in to help someone get where they need to be to get the vaccine.
 
The hope is that when a ride is requested, we will be able to identify a Rotarian who lives nearby and has the availability to provide a ride. To this end, we want to build a database of Rotarians who may have some availability. For complete "Ridin with a Rotarian" details click here.
 
Of course, all CDC protocols will be adhered to such as masks and surface sanitation to protect the driver as well as the occupant. 
 
Adding your name to this list, simply provides us with your interest in being a driver and provides days and times you are likely to be available. When, DCTA receives a request for a ride, you will be contacted to determine availability to serve that resident. If available at that time, you can volunteer to pick-up that resident. Click here to add your name to potential volunteer driver list.
 
Thank you for your service!
Denton County Clubs and Members Donating to support Denton County victims impacted by pandemics economic crises.
Denton County Clubs and Members are Donating to support Denton County victims impacted by pandemics economic crises.
 
Denton County End Covid Steering Committee has selected Serve Denton as the organization recommended for members and clubs to support in order to help our Denton County friends and neighbors impacted in some way by Covid 19. Serve Denton partners with several local several non-profits that are already serving those needs in various ways.
 
Click video above to learn how Serve Denton serves
 
Clubs may wish to donate or sponsor fund raisers in support of Serve Denton and the Denton County agencies that are focusing on supporting community members and small businesses that were directly impacted by the pandemic financial crises.
 
In addition to the cash donations that can be made by clicking "Donate" button below, the Rotary Clubs in Denton County and members are asked to donate food and household items that can be distributed to our Denton County neighbors in need. Clubs may want to consider hosting donation drives so that the entire community can participate. 
 
Should you have comments and additional suggestions regarding ways we can serve our neighbors financially impacted by the pandemic, please share them with the steering committee donation committee lead Jessica Dunn.
Denton County Health Department milestone.
On Thursday, March 4th, the county health department provided 100,000 Covid 19 vaccinations for our residents.
 
The Denton County Health Department has done an excellent job of organizing each event from the initial online registration for vaccinations, tracking the data for the vaccinations, following up with residents and finally organizing over 300 volunteers for each scheduled vaccination date. The effort has brought national attention for its success.
 
This success would not have been attained without teamwork between the county health department, its partner organizations and the efforts of several hundred volunteers including members of our 13 Rotary clubs.
Register to be trained as a Medical Reserve Corp Volunteer
Consider registering for training as a disaster response team member. While desirable, MRC training for one of the 5 Vaccination Volunteer Jobs shown below is not required. What is the MRC?
It is a partner program with Citizen Corps, a national network of volunteers dedicated to ensuring hometown security. Citizen Corps, along with AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and the Peace Corps is part of the President’s USA Freedom Corps, which promotes volunteerism and service nationwide. The Denton County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a group of highly trained medical and non-medical citizens dedicated to supporting the county during public health emergencies or natural disasters. Register for the Medical Reserve Corps, your community needs you!
Denton County Rotary members supporting Victims of Covid 19
by hosting Blood Drives and Convalescent Platelet Drives
at their nearby Carter BloodCare Facilities
Download Carter BloodCare club Sponsor Codes here.
Download Carter BloodCare Denton Area Centers and Blood Drives here.
Download latest Blood Drive Call to Action presentation here.
Rotary members have a long history for tackling projects others have thought to daunting. The End Polio Now is a prime example. Through our worldwide partners, thousands of volunteer manhours, millions in donations, grit and determination only two countries in the world are now considered endemic with the polio virus.
 
Our world is now in the grip of yet another disease which has become the Covid 19 Pandemic. Like the Rotarians before us, Rotary members in Rotary District 5790 are launching yet another disease elimination project right here in our own home county, Denton, Texas. The effort has two main thrusts:
 
  1. To do all we can to support those stricken with the disease and the resulting pandemic economic crises.
  2. To eradicate the disease through vaccination by encouraging the community to participate and provide volunteers.
Rotary, and our friends and family volunteer to help End Covid in Denton County
 
Members from the 14 Denton County Rotary clubs are volunteering however they can, to contribute to ending the disease. Some are sponsoring Convalescent Platelets Drives for those stricken with the disease. Some are helping increase depleted blood and platelet supplies through blood drives. Some are donating to local agencies supporting community members directly impacted by the pandemics economic downturn. Others are focusing on volunteering to help the Denton County Health Department orchestrate their Vaccination Hubs designed to vaccinate thousands of residents a day with drive thru vaccinations. Rotarians will also be helping to set-up and tear down the drive thru in the various locations of our county. Still other Rotarians, Rotarators and Interactors will organize call centers to assist residents in preregistration for the appointments to the drive thru vaccination sites.