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Urgent Need for RISK MITIGATION SPECIALIST | Support Frontline Essential Workers!

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MD COVIDsitters

  • 4 people are interested

Risk Mitigation

  • Check riskmitigation@mdcovidsitters.org email daily: Run background checks (except health professional students) and send out requests to volunteers the same day. Be on call for risk mitigation emails and respond in a timely manner
  • Work with volunteer coordinators: Be sure that background checks are completed prior to volunteers starting childcare. Send all cleared volunteer emails to one folder on the email drive
    • COVID exposure/illness: Follow up on COVID exposure/illness cases as needed, Update risk mitigation protocols on the google drive. For the on the pod system, quarantine duration between family switches, precautions healthcare workers and volunteers MUST take. Update the Risk Mitigation Protocols document. Be sure to save past versions with the month and date in the Title.
    • Update the protocols: On the google drive update the protocol document for COVID exposure/illness, unprofessionalism, volunteer death, legal issues (work with MN COVIDsitters as needed) remember to save past versions with the Month in the Title.
  • Research CDC & Maryland/DC/Virginia Health Departments guidelines Weekly:
    Revise our protocols when you discover new guidelines, inform the cofounders and the web content writer of changes so she can update the service request forms, volunteer forms, and website pages (FAQ, I’m a Student, I’m an Essential Worker, etc.) Also inform hospital coordinators so they can revise their email templates. You can do this by sending a message to the E-Board group chat.
  • Volunteer and Family Surveys: Check the Surveys on Survey Monkey to discover any improvements we can make on safety

VOLUNTEERING BENEFITS | Volunteers will receive recognition in the form of a letter of recommendation, volunteer hours certificate, and reimbursement for travel and food costs. Because we are a group of medical students temporarily relieved from clinical duties, we are also in the process of launching an opportunity for pre-medical students where they will receive peer mentorship and networking opportunities along with an option to engage in clinical skills workshops.

WHAT IS MD COVIDSITTERS | We are a student-led organization with the mission of connecting frontline essential healthcare workers with aspiring healthcare student volunteers to help provide childcare, tutoring, errands, and other household services in the state of Maryland. We have recently expanded our services to Washington DC and Northern Virginia. It takes a village!

WHY IS THERE A NEED | Currently, essential healthcare workers are severely burdened in many ways. They are faced with increasing number of critically ill patients, longer work hours, shortages of personal protective equipment, and are unable to meet basic necessities to support their families such as childcare and errands.

HOW DO I SIGN UP | For additional information and instructions on signing up, please visit our website www.mdcovidsitters.org and click on "I'm a Student" at the top.

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About MD COVIDsitters


7800 Lottsford Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to serve healthcare providers and other essential workers, patients, and communities in the state of Maryland during the coronavirus outbreak. Our goal is to identify needs and create teams of student volunteers to help address those needs. We want to start by helping those on the frontlines of COVID-19 who need help managing their household. Our caregivers provide in-person tutoring, babysitting, online tutoring, pet-walking/sitting, grocery runs, and errands. It takes a village!


We are a group of medical students matching essential healthcare workers with aspiring healthcare student volunteers to help provide childcare and other household necessities in the state of Maryland. Currently, essential healthcare workers are burdened in many ways including lack of personal protective equipment, long work hours, and are unable to meet basic necessities to support their families.

We are also accepting monetary donations and in-kind gifts to support our mission through our website. We have donated over 2000 face shields, N95 masks, gowns, and many other equipment to help protect essential healthcare workers at local hospitals. Visit our website for more information!

Children & Youth
Crisis Support
Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Safety & Disaster Education
  • Healthcare
  • Operations
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Reading Comprehension




  • Must be detail-oriented and with excellent organizational skills.

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