About OnCall for Vermont
OnCall for Vermont is the hub for health-focused volunteering, training and response in Vermont. Building upon our state’s rich history of volunteerism and neighbors helping neighbors in times of need, this new portal brings together the Vermont Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and the Vermont Office of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in order to provide Vermonters with a simple and easy path to becoming a health volunteer.
More about MRC
Vermont’s MRC units are community-based groups of volunteers who supplement local emergency and public health resources with their existing skills. MRC volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds (medical and non-medical) and can contribute as much time as their schedules allow. During non-emergencies, we focus on public health outreach and education, and during emergencies we roll into assisting the Vermont Department Health and our community partners as force multipliers to aid in emergency response.
The Vermont MRC program is part of the national MRC network, created by the federal government shortly after the September 11th attacks. The national MRC is comprised of more than 800 community-based units and 300,000+ volunteers located throughout the United States and its territories.
More about EMS
Vermont’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) volunteers provide timely care to help Vermonters in their most critical times of need. EMS volunteers must be certified with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and licensed in Vermont through affiliation with an EMS agency.
There are roughly 180 EMS agencies located throughout Vermont—and 80% of those agencies rely in some way on volunteer members to continue to support their community.