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Becoming a Volunteer
Overview

There are no licenses or skills required to become an MRC volunteer, and applications are accepted  from interested volunteers throughout the community. Anyone 18 or older is eligible to volunteer. The MRC coordinator matches volunteer capabilities and schedules with local needs for both emergency responses and public health initiatives. Many MRC volunteers are nurses, doctors, pharmacists and other community members who believe in keeping the local area healthy, prepared, and resilient. They share the same commitment to helping others and making a difference.

If you are interested in becoming a MRC volunteer, please contact the MRC Coordinator and fill out a Volunteer Application.
 
Benefits of Volunteering
By becoming a MRC volunteer, you will receive training and educational opportunities to become better prepared to handle a large-scale health crisis. Local emergencies can potentially overwhelm the capacity of first responders and the medical infrastructure, especially during the first 72 hours.

Some benefits of volunteering include:

  • You and your immediate family may have priority status in receiving prophylaxis/vaccination during an emergency
  • You will acquire disaster training that prepares you in advance of a community emergency
  • You will be exposed to a variety of unique learning opportunities and skill development
  • You will have the opportunity to take part in hands-on drills and exercises
  • You will have the opportunity to serve the emergency and public health needs of your community
  • You will receive free emergency preparedness and response training with the possibility of CEUs