COVID-19 Volunteering & Charitable Opportunities

Vaccine Volunteering 

NCNA is partnering with NC Department of Health and Human Services to help pair nurse volunteers with local health departments to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Your information will be shared with the state and regional emergency managers

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You will be contacted directly by your local health department only if needed as a volunteer. You can complete this survey even if you have previously registered through the NC TERMS website.

The coronavirus pandemic is an all-hands-on-deck type of response, and NCNA has received multiple requests for help finding places to volunteer. See below for an evolving list of organizations that need help. Some of these are specifically looking for healthcare workers, others have more general needs.

If you know of an organization you think we should add to the list, please let us know ASAP.

North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services

Anyone willing to volunteer with NCDHHS must first register though the NC Training, Exercise, and Response Management System (NC TERMS). Click here to learn more about NC TERMS.

Additionally, NCDHHS is soliciting help from vendors and manufacturers that might have medical supplies or personal protective equipment. If your company can help, click here.

Capital Medical Reserve Corps
Medical and non-medical volunteers who are interested in assisting during special events, public health emergencies, and disasters that have had a catastrophic impact on a community's healthcare infrastructure. Click here to learn more. (Note: no current mission specific to coronavirus, but that may change quickly)

Anyone willing to volunteer for these roles must first register though the NC Training, Exercise, and Response Management System (NC TERMS). Click here to learn more about NC TERMS.

American Red Cross
Volunteer opportunities include supporting blood donations and delivering much-needed services to your community. Click here or here to learn more.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Donations
With a dire shortage of PPE, various hospitals and healthcare facilities around the state have begun asking community members to donate any unused equipment:

  • Duke Health - accepting N95 masks, surgical & looped masks, and unopened boxes of gloves at 100 Golden Drive in Durham; M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm.
  • UNC Health

Feeding the Soul: COVID-19 Healthcare Hero Response Fund
The North Carolina Healthcare Foundation has partnered with locally owned restaurants across Wake, Durham and Orange counties to provide freshly prepared meals for frontline healthcare workers caring for patients throughout this pandemic. Click here to learn more and donate.

NC MedAssist COVID-19 Crisis Fund
NC MedAssist is a charitable pharmacy providing prescriptions to nearly 19,000 low-income and uninsured residents of North Carolina. As COVID-19 continues to affect the economy, many people will lose their jobs and become uninsured. NC MedAssist will see an influx of new patients due to this global pandemic. Click here to learn more and donate.


Updated May 13, 2022