Emergency response volunteers

We need volunteers to work with us during emergencies in Clark County. As a volunteer, you will receive valuable training, participate in exercises, and be at the heart of the response. Your expertise and experience may also be valuable during non-emergencies or routine responses to public health concerns.

In a natural disaster, major disease outbreak, act of bioterrorism, or other emergency, Medical Reserve Corps volunteers make a crucial difference in our ability to help people. 

Who can volunteer?

Medical volunteers:

  • Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nursing assistants.
  • Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
  • Physicians and dentists.
  • Advanced registered nurse practitioners.

Non-medical volunteers: We welcome people from all backgrounds including students, business professionals, retirees and others with a variety of skills, including:

  • Computer or technical skills.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Marketing and communications skills.
  • Knowledge of foreign languages.
  • An energetic commitment to helping others.

What types of emergencies can I volunteer at?

  • Fires, floods, earthquakes, and other natural disasters
  • Biological and chemical terrorism
  • Disease outbreaks and investigations such as pandemic influenza

How do I sign up?

To become a volunteer, please complete the volunteer registration(PDF) form. Email completed forms to region4mrc.ph@clark.wa.gov or fax to 360.759.6761.

For more information contact:

Region IV Public Health 
Emergency Preparedness and Response 
Lianne Martinez