NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A key part of the Rebound is getting people tested across the state. That's why the Metro Public Health Department expanded its assessment centers to be open five days a week for testing. But, with the expanded hours comes the need to staff the centers.
Hands On Nashville is the city's partner when it comes to getting volunteers. The organization said it has 500 volunteer spots open at the assessment centers this month alone.
Volunteers will be assigned to non-clinical tasks. If you do decide to volunteer, it'll be within the safety guidelines ordered by the city.
"The Community Assessment Centers have been such a special example of how Nashvillians are staying on the frontlines to support our medical professionals and our community members," said Lori Shinton, the President and CEO of Hands On Nashville. "If you are healthy and able, we'd love your support."
Metro's three assessment centers are now open Monday through Friday from 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. Previously, they were only open three days a week.
If you're unable to help at the centers, there will be more volunteer opportunities coming up once the city enters the next phases of reopening. Shinton said they'll ask for volunteers to help with tornado cleanup efforts.
To find a volunteer opportunity that works for you,click here.
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