OnCall offers volunteer health emergency response opportunities through two paths:
Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)
Use your existing (medical or non-medical) skills to help your community when your schedule allows. Volunteer opportunities include helping with emergency preparedness and disaster response, providing first aid during large public events, and supporting other public health efforts.
- Activation during Points of Distribution (POD) Mass Prophylaxis
The Department of Health has identified many locations across the state that can be used to setup a Point of Distribution during a major disease outbreak or epidemic. The POD can be used to quickly distribute medication or vaccinations to a large portion of the public. MRC volunteers are called upon during POD activations to support intake/exit or medication distribution. Video from previous exercise.
- Disaster response
Unfortunately, we cannot predict or prevent disasters before they strike. MRC volunteers are utilized in countless and unforeseen ways each time a disaster occurs.
- Large community events
The Medical Reserve Corps can provide a first aid station for local road races, fairs or other happenings in the community.
- Portable hospital setup and operation
The State has two portable hospitals that can be deployed if a hospital lost power or other resources. MRC members can be trained to deploy the hospital and assist with operation.
- Medical surge
In the event of a major influx of patients to a local hospital, there may be a need to expand treatment to additional facilities. MRC volunteers can be utilized for their medical credentials or by assisting with facility logistics.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Be part of a coordinated team of certified emergency professionals who provide timely care to help Vermonters in their most critical times of need. Receive ongoing training, certification and skill development that match your schedule and interests.