Helping Hands Referral Program

Help Someone Get Vaccinated & Protect Our Community

The Delta variant has caused an alarming surge in COVID-19 cases, particularly among communities of color and young people. This program needs you and everyone who lives, works and plays in Contra Costa County to do their part to protect our communities from COVID-19. You can help unvaccinated friends, neighbors and co-workers get their shots, protect themselves and stop the spread! And as a bonus, you collect $100 for every person you help get fully vaccinated. 


How It Works

Sign Up

Click here to sign up. After submitting the form, you will receive an email with details about how to refer people to make a COVID-19 vaccination appointment at one of the CCHS vaccine locations.

Who Can Participate?​*

  • Individuals 14 years of age or older

  • Sports teams

  • Clubs

  • Community groups

  • Faith-based groups

  • Non-profit organizations

  • Businesses

* CCHS employees and contractors of CCHS are not eligible

Help an Unvaccinated Friend, Family Member or Colleague

You are someone who people trust to share facts and you are a good listener. With the Helping Hands Referral Program, when your conversation leads to someone making the choice to get vaccinated, the bonus is you get $100 - a win-win for you and the community!

For you to receive $100, the person(s) you help must:

  • Live in Contra Costa County

  • Have not been previously vaccinated for COVID-19 (booster shots are not eligible for payment)

  • Make an appointment using the unique website link you provide them

  • Be age 12 or older (5-11-year-olds are not eligible for payment through this program at this time)

  • Get fully vaccinated (meaning they receive one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine)

Get Paid

You will be paid $100 total as a check or gift card after each person you help gets fully vaccinated (meaning they receive one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine).

  • You will receive $50 after the person you refer gets their first dose (of a vaccine requiring two doses) and another $50 when they complete the second dose and are fully vaccinated.

  • Payments will be made on a monthly basis and can be directed to individuals, organizations, businesses or charities.


*Those earning over $600 will need to complete a W-9 form. 

Special thanks to our partners at the Contra Costa Regional Health Foundation for generously funding this program.

The donor-funded Helping Hands Program can accept applications only as funds allow.

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Frequently Asked Questions