Emergency response volunteers
In a natural disaster, major disease outbreak, act of bioterrorism, or other emergency, Medical Reserve Corps volunteers make a crucial difference in our ability to help people.
We need volunteers to work with us during emergencies in Clark County. As a volunteer, you will receive valuable training, participate in exercises, and be at the heart of the response. Your expertise and experience may also be valuable during non-emergencies or routine responses to public health concerns.
Who can volunteer?
- Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nursing assistants.
- Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
- Physicians and dentists.
- Advanced registered nurse practitioners.
- Anyone who wants to help, including students, business professionals, retirees and others.
We welcome people from all backgrounds with a variety of skills, including:
- Computer or technical skills.
- Organizational skills.
- Marketing and communications skills.
- Knowledge of foreign languages.
- An energetic commitment to helping others.
What types of emergencies can I volunteer at?
- Fires, floods, earthquakes, and other natural disasters
- Biological and chemical terrorism
- Disease outbreaks and investigations such as pandemic influenza
How do I sign up?
To become a volunteer, please complete the volunteer registration(PDF) form. We need the original forms returned either by mail to PO Box 9925, Vancouver, WA 98666-8825 or they can be dropped off at our office at 1601 E Fourth Plain Blvd. Bldg 17, 3rd floor.
For more information contact:
Region IV Public Health
Emergency Preparedness and Response