Local health, safety and preparedness begins with you
Why should I volunteer?
- You've worked hard in your career to master a variety of skills – in medicine, public health, safety, logistics,
communications or a number of other areas. Volunteering with the Medical Reserve Corps is a simple and effective way to use and
improve those skills, while helping to keep your family, friends and neighbors safe and healthy. For example, you may put those
skills to use during an emergency, or while providing some services for the most vulnerable members of your community.
- Volunteering can give the great satisfaction of helping others. For many individuals, volunteering gives them a sense of
purpose and meaning in their lives. It helps to broaden their social networks, and that can have many positive effects.
Volunteering provides opportunities for social interactions with fellow volunteers while supporting an important activity in the
community. Interacting with others with a common interest is also a great way to create new relationships.
- Imagine a community – or a nation – in which everyone volunteered. Everyone would expand their skills and knowledge.
Everyone would be healthier. And everyone would have a more meaningful life. This is a future we all can work towards.
What Would I Do As A Volunteer?
- MRC volunteers train individually and with other members of the unit - in order to improve their skills, knowledge and abilities. Sometimes the training is coursework, and other times it is part of a drill or exercise conducted with partner organizations in the community. Continuing education units and credits are even available for some programs.
- Many MRC volunteers assist with activities to improve public health in their community – increasing health literacy, supporting prevention efforts and eliminating health disparities.
- In an emergency, local resources get called upon first, sometimes with little or no warning. As a member of an MRC unit, you can be part of an organized and trained team. You will be ready and able to bolster local emergency planning and response capabilities.
- The specific role that you will play, and the activities in which you will participate, will depend upon your background, interests and skills, as well as the needs of the MRC unit and the community.
How Do I Volunteer?
- Registration occurs through the OhioResponds system http://www.ohioresponds.gov/omrc.stm
- By registering for the Wood County Medical Reserve Corps through the OhioResponds system your information will automatically be sent to the local unit Coordinator.
- You can also fill out the paper registration and send it directly to the local unit Coordinator Volunteer Application.
Wood County Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator
1840 East Gypsy Lane Road
Bowling Green, OH 43402
email@example.com or 419-352-8402 X3267
Emergency Preparedness Contact information
Phone: 419-352-8402 ext. 3267