County of Marin Health and Human Services

Marin County Medical Volunteer Programs

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4/12/2021 Update

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the County of Marin! Please note that we are only accepting licensed healthcare professionals at this time. 

MEDICAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 

Current Missions:

1. Vaccination clinics: Seeking licensed healthcare professionals: EMT, Paramedic, MA, RN, NP, PA, DO, MD, PharmD, or Dentist. Limited shifts available. 

2. COVID-19 Testing: Open to licensed healthcare professionals: EMT, Paramedic, LVN, MA, RN, NP, PA, DO, MD. Commitment of 2 shifts per month required. 

Standby Missions: 

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

MEDICAL VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS 

All volunteers must register on the California Disaster Healthcare Volunteers (DHV) website.  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.

Note: Please note that we are only accepting licensed healthcare professionals at this time. 

NEW APPLICANTS:  

  1. Visit: https://healthcarevolunteers.ca.gov/
  2. Click “Register Now” tab at the top of the page on the left
  3. Select "+ Add organizations"
  4. Find and select “DHV Volunteer County Organizations” and select the plus sign to the left. 
  5. Check the box next to the Marin County Unit and then the “Select” button. This routes your application to Marin County. 
  6. Do not select "CA Health Corps” or “CALMAT" if you wish to volunteer locally. 
  7. Follow the prompts to complete your DHV profile.
  8. Once you are registered, you will be contacted via the DHV system to confirm your application. Note: You will be asked to sign a Disaster Service Worker Oath and a COVID waiver (field operations only.)

ARE YOU ENROLLED IN ANOTHER MRC UNIT, CALMAT OR CALIFORNIA HEALTH CORPS?  Many new volunteers are emailing us that they've applied and they haven't heard from us. If you are previously enrolled within the Disaster Healthcare Volunteers System in another MRC unit/ DHV County Unit or are a member of the California Health Corps and California Medical Assistance Team, please add yourself to the Marin County Unit by following the steps below:

  1. If you already have an account with www.healthcarevolunteers.ca.gov, follow the steps below. 
  2. Access your Organizations tab, click All Organizations
  3. Expand DHV Volunteer County Organizations
  4. Select join to the right of your screen next to 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

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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