Texas: Licensed healthcare professionals and lay persons can register as COVID-19 volunteers

Open Opportunity


Thank you for your interest in volunteering to serve Texas during this time of unprecedented challenge to our state and citizens.

On behalf of the Department of State Health Services, we are encouraging individuals to register here. Registrants are redirected to the Texas Disaster Volunteer Registry to complete a more detailed application form that is required before volunteering.

Licensed healthcare professionals and non-medical persons should join the “Statewide COVID-19 Responders” organization to support the state’s public health and medical preparedness response. After you self-select a volunteer assignment, your contact information is provided to the requesting organization who will contact you with further instructions and additional details of your assignment.

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) does not provide volunteers with liability protection, workers’ compensation or health care coverage.  DSHS does not provide compensation or reimbursement to volunteers, including mileage, lodging, meals, supplies, illness or injuries.

Organizer will approve registrants
Requirement Details
Wondering if you should register to volunteer? Based on the CDC guidelines, we are asking you the following questions:
  1. Have you been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19? See the CDC’s risk assessment guidance.
  2. Do you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19? Symptoms can include a cough or shortness of breath or at least two of the following: Fever, Chills, Repeated shaking with chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell. See the CDC’s symptom information.
If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, we ask you not to register. We are doing all we can to align with best practices and keep our community healthy.
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Patrice Maltas wrote on December 21st, 2020

Hello my name is Patrice Maltas and I was trained as a CNA in Austin at ACC but my license needs to be restated I am in the process but it is going so slow because of office closed or partly staffed.

But I had worked in this field in Hospice and chronic care for eight years
Let me know what I can do thanks Patrice