The coronavirus crisis that has
engulfed our country is depleting our healthcare system as well as defeating
millions of healthcare workers nationwide. VolunteerSurge, created by the Yale
School of Public Health, aims to train volunteer health workers to handle basic
caretaking tasks, so that medical professionals can continue to fight on the
front lines. Those who are interested can become volunteer nursing assistants
by completing online training. The online training, which is hosted on Absorb
LMS and produced by General George Casey in tandem with the Yale School of
Public Health, consists of a series of videos and can be completed in about 30
hours. Once trained, nursing assistants will have a choice between helping
patients in their own communities or remotely through a telehealth
VolunteerSurge has partnered with ADP WorkMarket and salesforce.com to accurately and efficiently match graduates with volunteer opportunities across the country. Matches are based in part on the profile volunteers create after joining the network, which includes special skills and areas of interest. Additionally, volunteers can discover new postings and complete assignments through an app called WorkMarket. The platform also has a resume-building feature and can connect volunteers with prospective partners.
For more information, go to volunteersurge.com.