County of Marin Health and Human Services

Marin County Medical Volunteer Programs

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10/2/2020

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the County of Marin! If you are a licensed or retired healthcare professional or a layperson interested in support medical response efforts in Marin, you've come to the right place! 

MEDICAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: 

Below is a sample of volunteer opportunities with our program. Please note that volunteers will be matched with a need based on skills, availability, and licensure/credential. There may be a waitlist for ongoing volunteer opportunities. Volunteers who speak Spanish are in high demand. 

  • COVID-19 Contact Tracing
  • COVID-19 Testing
  • Wildfire Season Temporary Evacuation Point and Shelter Support 
  • Surge - Healthcare facility staffing support and Alternate Care Site staffing
  • Vaccination clinics 
  • Call center staffing 
  • Community outreach & disaster preparedness education 
  • Logistics and administrative support 

FOR OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Please visit the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership’s disaster services webpage and periodically check the county’s MarinShares: Marin County Volunteers page.

INTERNSHIPS: The department of Health and Human Services continues to leverage existing relationships with many local universities to engage nursing, public health, and other students for internship opportunities. Interested student interns may submit a general application.

PAID POSITIONS: We are regularly posting contingent hire COVID response roles. We invite you to check the county jobs page to see current openings. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, you may also submit a job interest card for public health. By doing so, you will be alerted to relevant COVID response job openings when they arise.

MEDICAL VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS 

All volunteers must register on the California Disaster Healthcare Volunteers (DHV) website. We will receive your application if you select Marin County Unit. Follow these steps to register: 

  1. Visit: https://www.healthcarevolunteers.ca.gov/ (Note: this page is titled California Health Corps. If you follow these steps your application will be routed to Marin County.) 
  2. Click “Register Now” tab at the top of the page
  3. Select "Add organizations" then “County Organizations” 
  4. Find and select “Marin County”  Do not select "California Health Corps - COVID-19" if you wish to volunteer locally. 
  5. Once you are registered, you will be contacted to confirm your application and complete the volunteer onboarding paperwork. 

DHV Tips:

  • During the on-line registration process, you will be asked to enter information regarding your license. It’s important that you fill out all fields so your profile is 100% complete.
  • Enter information about the best way to contact you, and other relevant background information.
  • Once you've registered, your credentials will be validated - before an emergency - so that you can be deployed quickly and efficiently. Your information will only be viewed by authorized system managers.

MEDICAL VOLUNTEER PROGRAM SUMMARY

Marin County has two medical volunteer (unpaid) teams: 1) the Marin County "Surge" Unit and 2) the Marin Medical Reserve Corps. Additionally, the state of California formed a team called the California Health Corps for individuals interested in paid roles. Please read below for more information regarding each team.

MARIN COUNTY "SURGE" UNIT

MARIN MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS 

CALIFORNIA HEALTH CORPS (CHC)

These volunteers are on a reserve list of licensed healthcare volunteers and can be called to back up the Marin Medical Reserve Corps (MMRC) or Marin County Public Health during emergencies related to large-scale, catastrophic events. Volunteers receive just-in-time training prior to deployment. During COVID-19, all new volunteers will be on-boarded into the Marin County Unit. In the future they will be offered an opportunity to join the MMRC.  These are the first volunteers deployed by the County of Marin in a medical emergency. Volunteers are engaged and active in unit preparedness and response activities and have increased training and participation requirements. At this time, MMRC is closed to new volunteers. We are onboarding all volunteering into our Marin County “Surge” Unit (description to left) due to relaxed training and participation requirements during COVID-19 activation.

On Monday 3/30, at the direction of the CA Governor’s Office announced mass hiring of paid medical professionals to support California’s response efforts to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The team is called the California Health Corps and if you sign up for the CHC (COVID-19 team), then you will be considered a state resource and are not guaranteed local deployment. Marin County does not oversee the CHC. If you have questions about the California Health Corps, please contact DHV@emsa.ca.gov.

If you registered for the newly-formed California Health Corps but you want to volunteer (unpaid) locally for Marin County, please email MMRC@marincounty.org and we will transfer your account from the CHC to the Marin County Unit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOLUNTEER DEPLOYMENT PROCESS

Registration in the DHV system does not guarantee a volunteer placement or deployment. Volunteers are not to self-deploy and must be scheduled and confirmed through a representative from the County of Marin. Steps to deploy: 

  1. Receive Disaster Healthcare message from the County of Marin requesting availability. 
  2. Receive assignment confirmation from a County of Marin employee. Volunteers are not to self-deploy.
  3. Complete Disaster Service Worker Oath & COVID-19 waiver. 
  4. Receive just-in-time training

For additional information: mmrc@marincounty.org mmrc_annual_meeting_3.jpg