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Vermont health care providers are working overtime to assure everyone receives the best care during this COVID-19 pandemic. We need to build our workforce to support our health care workers so they can rest and stay healthy and provide good care to patients.
Vermont’s Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) units are community-based groups of volunteers who supplement public health resources with their existing skills. The MRC program needs more volunteers to support Vermont’s healthcare system.
We are looking for qualified health, mental health, and related professional who are interested in supporting the states response efforts. As well as, individuals with healthcare administrative experience and folks experienced in working with displaced individuals (homeless shelters).
Will you answer the call to help?
Currently, there have been some opportunities to assist with packing materials for shipment and opportunities answering calls at call center for volunteers. There may or may not be other MRC opportunities that arise, as we do not know were COVID-19 is heading — particularly a possible need for healthcare professionals.
For becoming involved with the MRC, you can sign-up here, https://rms.vermont.gov/, make sure you select the unit in your area, map: http://www.oncallforvt.org/wordpress/map-locator/, upon sign-up, so the corresponding unit coordinator will know to reach out to you. Sign-up instructions attached, please double check that you select the correct unit.
Other ways to help for COVID-19, may be found by reaching out to your local community groups/organizers like rotary and lion clubs, soup kitchens, and viewing your neighborhood Front Porch Forum group. Additional volunteer activities can be found here: https://vtdigger.org/2020/03/14/guide-how-you-can-help-volunteer-or-donate-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/
Join the Northeast Kingdom MRC for a presentation on Psychological First Aid(PFA) at the St. Johnsbury Office. PFA is an evidence-informed approach that is built on the concept of human resilience. PFA aims to reduce stress symptoms and assist in a healthy recovery following a traumatic event, natural disaster, public health emergency, or even a personal crisis.
Join the Northeast Kingdom MRC for a presentation on Psychological First Aid(PFA) at the Newport Office. PFA is an evidence-informed approach that is built on the concept of human resilience. PFA aims to reduce stress symptoms and assist in a healthy recovery following a traumatic event, natural disaster, public health emergency, or even a personal crisis.
Bennington EMT Class Information:
This EMT class will meet at Bennington Rescue Squad from 6/29/20 to 8/14/20. You must contact the course coordinator Bill Camarda at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
This course will prepare you for the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician certification exam, which will be scheduled after successful completion of this course. In addition to this certification, in order to become a State of Vermont licensed EMT, you must become affiliated with an approved EMS organization. To find the EMS agencies near you, go to the map locator at the top of this page.