Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the County of Marin! Please note that we are experiencing a surge of new volunteers and process applications Monday-Friday. We are only accepting licensed healthcare professionals at this time. If you are unlicensed, we will waitlist you for future placement. Thank you!
MEDICAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
1. Vaccination clinics: Seeking licensed healthcare professionals: Paramedic, LVN, MA, RN, NP, PA, DO, MD, Paramedic, EMT, PharmD, Dentist, Pharm Tech. Commitment of 2 shifts per month required.
2. COVID-19 Contact Tracing: Open to licensed healthcare professionals: EMT, Paramedic, RN, NP, PA, DO, MD, LCSW, MFT, PsyD. Commitment of 2 shifts per week for 1 month and 1 shift per week for 2-3 months required.
3. COVID-19 Testing: Open to licensed healthcare professionals: EMT, Paramedic, LVN, MA, RN, NP, PA, DO, MD. Commitment of 2 shifts per month required.
- 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: We are currently accepting licensed healthcare professionals only. Unlicensed applications will be wait listed.
Applications are processed Monday-Friday. There my be a delay due to a surge in applicants and volunteer deployments to COVID-19 operations.
- Visit: https://healthcarevolunteers.ca.gov/
- Click “Register Now” tab at the top of the page on the left
- Select "+ Add organizations"
- Find and select “DHV Volunteer County Organizations” and select the plus sign to the left.
- Check the box next to the Marin County Unit and then the “Select” button
- Do not select "CA Health Corps” or “CALMAT" if you wish to volunteer locally.
- Follow the prompts to complete your DHV profile.
- 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.)
- Note: If you are previously enrolled in another MRC unit or are a member of the California Health Corps and California Medical Assistance Team, please email MMRC@marincounty.org so we can transfer you to our unit.
- 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.
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:
- Receive Disaster Healthcare message from the County of Marin requesting availability.
- Receive assignment confirmation from a County of Marin employee. Volunteers are not to self-deploy.
- Complete Disaster Service Worker Oath & COVID-19 waiver.
- 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.