County of Marin Health and Human Services

Marin County Medical Volunteer Programs

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6/14/2021 Update

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the County of Marin with the Marin Medical Reserve Corps (MMRC) volunteer program. COVID-19 Response Update: At this time we are not placing new volunteers in COVID-19 vaccinator or testing 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. **Please note that the MMRC remains on standby to support the County of Marin with other types of emergencies and community outreach activities. See below for to learn more and for registration instructions**

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

EXAMPLES OF VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

  • Wildfire Season Temporary Evacuation Point or Shelter Support
  • Surge - Healthcare facility staffing support and Alternate Care Site staffing 
  • Call center staffing in emergencies
  • Flu clinics
  • Community outreach & disaster preparedness education (We anticipate training will return in Fall 2021)
  • Logistics and administrative support 
  • Aging and Adult Services Nutrition Assessments (waitlist)

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.

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?   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, 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

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.  

MARIN MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS:  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.

MARIN COUNTY "SURGE" UNIT: 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.  

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 & other paperwork deemed necessary for the assignment. 
  4. Receive just-in-time training

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