Assist and respond to public health emergencies and events
Virginia Beach Medical Reserve Corp
Volunteer roles will vary depending on the nature of the emergency and the ongoing need for community health outreach and education. Since major emergencies can overwhelm the capabilities of our first responders, especially during the first 12 to 72 hours, MRC volunteers will be trained and used to work in coordination with existing local emergency response programs. Medical and other health volunteers can provide an important "surge" capacity during that critical period. They may also be used to augment medical staff shortages at local medical and emergency facilities. Additionally, VBMRC volunteers will be called to help staff dispensing sites in the event of the need for mass vaccination or mass prophylaxis. MRC volunteers can also assist with local public health initiatives such as TB screenings, flu vaccinations, blood drives and other outreach programs.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Virginia Beach Medical Reserve Corp
Virginia Beach Department of Public Health, 4452 Corporation Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23462, US
To provide trained professional medical and healthcare volunteers to serve as a health care resource for the City of Virginia Beach and the surrounding areas. The VBMRC will assist the community in emergency response, disaster preparedness and health education, and preventive health for the citizens of Virginia Beach.
The Virginia Beach Medical Reserve Corps (VBMRC) is a component of the Virginia Beach Citizen Corps Council (VBCCC). The VBMRC provides health care professionals and others with an organized mechanism through which they can volunteer their time and skills in order to strengthen the City of Virginia Beach by preparing for and responding to large and small scale emergencies, such as an influenza epidemic, chemical spill, or act of terrorism. In addition, the volunteers work to improve the overall health and well being of Virginia Beach by engaging in public health initiatives throughout the year. For more information go to VBMRC.org