Volunteers that Assist Agency Personnel during Emergencies
In order to meet the public health needs during critical events, the Will County Health Department, in collaboration with the Will County Emergency Management Agency, has formed a Medical Reserve Corps and we are actively recruiting new members. We welcome all kinds of volunteers with medical and non-medical skills. Healthcare professionals, such as nurses, pharmacists, medical assistants, and physicians are needed as well as people who can serve as registration clerks, health educators, interpreters, etc.
The Medical Reserve Corps supports the mission of the Health Department to prevent disease and promote a healthier environment. It is directed to provide a readied volunteer force that can assist the agency's professionals during times of critical events that threaten the public's well-being.
The Medical Reserve Corps:
- will allow the Health Department to extend its professional services and resources in response to increased public health concerns.
- will provide organizational structure and promote appropriate training of volunteers.
- provides healthcare professionals and others an organized mechanism through which they can volunteer.
- provides orientation and position training with hands-on experience through drills and exercises.
For more information about joining the Will County Health Department Medical Reserve Corps, call the Emergency Preparedness & Response program at (815) 727-8802 or fill out a Volunteer Application.