Who can register as a volunteer?
Anyone who works or lives in Rensselaer County interested in making our community safer, stronger and better prepared to respond to emergencies of all kinds.
Do I need any special skills to volunteer?
No. Both individuals with medical training and non-medical volunteers are needed.
What will I do as a volunteer?
Volunteers can chose roles that match their skills, interests and availability. Roles might include:
- Assistance with the distribution of medicines & supplies at Point of Dispensing Sites (PODS).
- Translation services
- Special Needs Shelter support
- Mental Health Support
- Administrative & Support roles.
- Community safety and preparedness education
- Assistance with Community Public Health activities
- Many other important jobs.
What are the time requirements?
There is no set time commitment to be a MRC volunteer. Volunteers serve at their level of interest, time and training.
What kind of training will I receive?
Volunteers receive an initial orientation which includes an overview of MRC roles, responsibilities and assignment, activation & reporting procedures. Additional trainings are offered as classroom and online sessions. You will also receive “just in time” training if your services are ever needed.
I’m ready, how do I get involved?
Interested in registering as a Rensselaer County Medical Reserve Corps Volunteer? Call (518) 270-2633 for a registration form