MN Responds of Rice County is part of a nationwide initiative to help communities respond to all types of disasters. When disaster strikes, there is a need for volunteers who have had disaster training and have authorized credentials to respond quickly.
MN Responds volunteer units are community based and locally organized. They utilize volunteers interested in donating their time and expertise to prepare for and respond to emergencies. MN Responds volunteers help supplement existing emergency and public health resources, and strengthen the public health in their communities.
Individuals licensed or certified in a healthcare field, whether active or retired, or someone with an interest in assisting in a health response are invited you to register for Minnesota Responds.
Both medical and non-medical volunteers are needed. This is a great opportunity for people to take part in building a stronger, healthier community, as well as an opportunity to network with other medical and non-medical community volunteers. Trainings are available via web-based programs, as well as in person.