Volunteers for the Immunization Program make a major contribution to the health and well-being of residents of the county every year. Opportunities include:
- January/February School Exclusion process
- Outreach Activities
- Special Immunization clinics (Back to school and ESL clinics)
- Certified RNs working with children’s immunizations
Volunteers demonstrate professionalism, high standards, integrity, and self-responsibility. If you are seeking a challenge and have a willingness to promote healthy behaviors, this may be just the right opportunity for you! Students, retired individuals, RNs or community service organizations are encouraged to apply. RNs receive certification hours for state licensure.
Exclusion process - Volunteers will be responsible for reviewing immunization records and inputting data. The county will provide all of the necessary training required to complete these tasks.
The school exclusion process is an annual state mandated process that ensures that all school-aged children are up-to-date on their immunizations. This process requires that all childcare and head start facilities and public and private schools review immunization records and turn those records in to their local county health department for further review.
Outreach Activities - Outreach activities include the Washington County Fair, local health fairs, school events, parades and other community celebrations where immunization outreach for children is indicated.
Special Immunization Clinics - Volunteers help with set-up and break-down of immunization clinics, assist staff with the administration of vaccine, assist with shot documentation, and help with bilingual interpretation between clients and staff.
Contact: If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please call 503-846-4955. Volunteer hours are primarily at the Hillsboro Clinic at 155 N. First Ave in downtown Hillsboro.