Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer for emergency response in Southwest Idaho!
Volunteer Idaho is an electronic database of healthcare and non-healthcare persons interested in volunteering in a health-related capacity for emergencies and/or disasters (e.g., an earthquake, severe weather event, or public health emergency). We understand that most people have busy schedules; therefore, the MRC has been designed to be flexible and allow for those other commitments you may have.
During the online registration process, you will be asked to enter contact information, active licenses or certifications, and other relevant background data. In the registration process you will be provided an opportunity to indicate at what geographic level (i.e., local, state, national) you would consider volunteering. Registration in the system does not commit you to volunteering for the event. You will always be asked if you are available.
Once you have registered, your credentials will be validated. All information collected in this database will be confidential and considered private (non-public), security information under Idaho Code 9-340(B). The information will only be accessible to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, your District Health Department, and their federal, state, regional, or local partners in planning, investigating, and controlling a public health emergency.
One of the services we offer to our volunteers is the opportunity to attend additional training opportunities. These opportunities are announced at meetings, on the Southwest Idaho MRC Facebook page, and are also sent via e-mail to current members. When there is an emergency, Just-In-Time Training (JITT) will be provided at the emergency site for event-oriented tasks so that you will be prepared and ready to assist when called upon to help.
If you have questions during the registration process you may contact Molly Smith, Southwest Idaho MRC Unit Coordinator, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208-455-5372.
Thank you for your interest in the Southwest Idaho Medical Reserve Corps!
This system is 100% funded by cooperative agreement funding awarded to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare from the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The system is compliant with requirements of the Emergency System for the Advanced Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals (ESAR-VHP).