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City of San Francisco Emergency Volunteer Center

  • 27 people are interested

The City & County of San Francisco is seeking volunteer Disaster Service Workers (VDSW) to assist with its response to COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Currently, we are actively recruiting Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Physicians who have a valid, active, and in good standing medical license for the State of California to serve as VDSWs. We are also seeking non-clinical volunteers to assist with the clerical and operational needs of medical facilities. All VDSWs are deployed based upon City needs, as well as identified skills and/or your specific license(s) you possess.

These are examples of current deployment opportunities:

  • COVID Testers to serve at City mobile and pop-up testing sites throughout the City. Testers will administer swab tests for COVID
  • Clinical support in alternate treatment and health care centers providing clinical support and testing to COVID positive or potentially positive patients
  • Clinical Screeners to provide support in Clinic operations, e.g. taking temperature and ensuring social distancing requirements for the public accessing clinics (clinical backgrounds are desired, but an active medical license is not required for this role)
  • COVID Testing Site Greeters to efficiently greet, monitor and control the vehicular traffic throughout the facility
Please complete an online intake registration form to begin the process of becoming a DSW volunteer by clicking on the following link: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/cae0ff0cbe4f417986e817272f527b8b

For more information, please click on the following link:

For any other questions, please email DHR-EVC@sfgov.org.

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About City of San Francisco Emergency Volunteer Center


Covid Command Center, 800 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103, US

Mission Statement

The San Francisco Department of Human Resources’ Emergency Volunteer Center has two main responsibilities in the City’s COVID-19 response: Processing Volunteers and Deploying Volunteers


The Emergency Volunteer Center EVC will match the Disaster Service Worker Volunteers to DPH’s response efforts based on DPH’s immediate needs and the volunteers’ skills, experience, and availability. Once assigned, Disaster Service Worker Volunteers will receive site-specific training, appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), and additional tools necessary to successfully complete the volunteer work.

Crisis Support
Disaster Relief
Health & Medicine


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Emergency Volunteer CenterCovid Command Center800 Howard StSan Francisco, CA 94103



  • Nursing
  • Physician
  • EMT
  • Disaster Response
  • Healthcare




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Please note that becoming a VDSW is a lengthy and involved process and should only be undertaken if you can fully commit to a minimum of 16 hours per week for at least two consecutive weeks.
  • DSW volunteers must pass a State of CA background check. Certain roles within DPH may also require a TB Clearance and N95 mask fitting before being deployed (medical screening is not required to be a Greeter). There is no cost to VDSWs.

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