January 15, 2021

Good day COAD members!  I hope 2021 is off to a great start for you.  I am writing because I have a need that I am hoping you and your networks can help fill.  Buncombe County has started vaccinating!  As a result we are in need to volunteers to assist with a variety of tasks.  We are looking for help for the following positions:


  • Greeters - Manage traffic in and outside of facility
  • Registration - Check-in citizens; enter info into database
  • Triage - Stationed in lobby area, ensuring docs are complete
  • Decon - Cleaning and sanitizing


All vaccinations are currently being given at the AB Tech at 16 Fernihurst Dr, Asheville.  The need is immediate, but all volunteers must complete a background check and drug screening.  If your organization already completes background checks on your volunteers, we may be able to skip this step if you can share your finding and they align with County HR. 


None of these positions require any significant skills and training will be provided.  Vaccinations are being offered Monday – Friday from 8 – 5 and thus the shifts will be scheduled accordingly.  Volunteers will report to AB Tech.  We are looking for volunteers who can make a consistent and long-term commitment.  Signing on to work the occasional day is not feasible when we consider the training that is required and the pace at which the volunteers will work.  Again, the work isn’t overly difficult, but practice makes perfect and the less turn over helps to ensure a consistent experience for all.  The current ask is for volunteers from now until March 15th


Thank you for sending this out to your volunteer lists!  We are excited to be vaccinating Buncombe County and are grateful for the assistance of community members to help us provide high quality service and care to all who participate.  I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that this situation is fluid and ever changing.  As vaccinations are released we may have the opportunity to expand vaccination sites and thus increase of need for quality volunteers.  Thanks for your patience throughout the process!  Please feel free to contact me with any questions.  Thanks again for all you have done and continue to do to serve Buncombe County! 

Jennifer Harrison

Ag and Land Resources Director,

Soil & Water Conservation District

N.C. Cooperative Extension – Buncombe County Center


p. (828) 250-4786   c. (828) 620-1893  

49 Mount Carmel Rd - Asheville, NC 28806


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