County of Marin Health and Human Services

Marin County Medical Volunteer Programs

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Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the County of Marin with the Marin Medical Reserve Corps (MMRC) volunteer program. Licensed healthcare providers, retirees, or individuals interested in supporting the County of Marin Department of Public Health are welcome to join the team!

The MMRC remains on standby to support the County of Marin with all types of emergencies and is actively engaged in community education and outreach. Scroll down to learn more about our unit activities and how to join! 

NON-EMERGENCY VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES:
  • Community outreach & disaster preparedness education: 
    • Stop the Bleed, Hands-only CPR, and Narcan training 
    • First Aid for Disaster Response (FADR) training 
    • Tabling at special events 
  • Public Health logistics and administrative support
  • Flu clinics
EMERGENCY RESPONSE ACTIVITIES MAY INCLUDE: 
  • Evacuation shelter clinic staffing
  • Temporary evacuation place support
  • Emergency call center staffing
  • Community Trauma Response Team (Behavioral Health professionals only)
  • Logistics support
COVID-19 VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES: 

At this time we are not placing new volunteers in COVID-19 vaccinator or testing roles but we do have shifts for logistics roles. If you are interested in supporting COVID-19 response efforts, you are welcome to join the team and you will be notified if opportunities are opened for new volunteers.

THANK YOU to the amazing team of volunteers who supported the County of Marin in such a huge way during COVID-19 response! 

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.

  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 “Medical Reserve Corps” or "Marin County" (descriptions below) and select the plus sign to the left. 
  5. Check the box next to the team you wish to join and then the “Select” button. This routes your application to Marin County. 
  6. Follow the prompts to complete your DHV profile.

Next steps: Once you are registered, you will be contacted via the DHV system to confirm your application. You will be asked to complete electronic volunteer paperwork before your application is accepted. 

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM SUMMARY

Marin County has two medical volunteer (unpaid) teams. Review the description and pick the team which suits your availability and desired participation level.   

  1. MARIN MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS (MMRC): ​​​The first volunteers deployed by the County of Marin in a medical emergency. Volunteers are engaged and active in emergency preparedness and response activities and have increased training and participation requirements. If you want to be more involved with unit activities such as community education and be the first team called up in the event of an emergency, this team is for you.
  2. MARIN COUNTY "SURGE" UNIT: These volunteers are on a reserve list of licensed healthcare volunteers and can be called to back up the MMRC or Marin County Public Health during emergencies related to large-scale, catastrophic events. Volunteers receive just-in-time training prior to deployment. If you want to be on standby only and not participate in activities such as community training, sign-up for the Marin County Surge Unit and we'll notify you if there's a need for additional volunteers in the event of a large scale emergency. 

CONTACT 

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