Rutland County needs more extreme cold weather shelter volunteers for the Vermonters experiencing homelessness. When extremely cold weather coincides with tourism events, Vermont’s largest communities could potentially run out of space to shelter and give hotel vouchers to people when they most need it. This can create the need to open up extra shelter space at a contingency shelter locate at the Elks Lodge on 44 Pleasant Street in Rutland, VT.
When a contingency shelter opens, as it did this past weekend, Rutland/Addison County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) members are essential to keeping the shelter running smoothly. MRC need more volunteers to help with shelters, as well as other preparedness and wellness activities.
The shelter may need to open again this winter. Please join your local MRC and help keep our community healthy and safe during these cold months!
Learn more about Vermont Medical Reserve Corps: http://www.OnCallforVT.org
ABOUT MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS
Vermont Medical Reserve Corps are community-based organizations made up of medical and non-medical volunteers who support the Health Department, local hospitals and their local communities. MRC volunteers help in many ways - recently, volunteers supported the PFOA blood drawing clinics in Bennington, assisted with the state’s WIC program, and staff first aid stations at numerous events around state.
- Disaster Response
- Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
- Social Work
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- In Times of Need