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Department of Health Services

Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)

Volunteering in a Disaster


Register as a California Disaster Service Worker

Are you a licensed health professional – Nurse, Doctor, EMT/ Paramedic, Behavioral Health, Pharmacist – who can provide medical-health services to those impacted by a disaster?

Register as a California disaster service worker

Call (707) 565-4496 for info and to schedule orientation and swearing in.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

American Red Cross logoAmerican Red Cross (ARC)

Do you want to help provide client-facing mass care, logistics, and recovery work? Red Cross connects volunteers with just-in-time disaster training and gets you on the front lines to help, fast.

Go to Red Cross Become a Volunteer site

A local Volunteer Intake Center may be established depending on the size and scale of the disaster.

Volunteer Center and CVNL logoVolunteer Center (CVNL)

Center for Volunteer Nonprofit Leadership

CVNL coordinates spontaneous volunteers during a disaster. Are you interested in joining us helping others in times of need? Help us in a coordinated response to help others.

Go to CVNL website