Emergency response requires people with diverse skills and backgrounds; therefore anyone 18 years of age or older can volunteer and there are no licensures or skills required to become a BC-MRC volunteer. To ensure our members are prepared to aid their communities during an emergency, some basic emergency response knowledge is required for all BC-MRC members. This knowledge will be provided to all members through trainings offered throughout the year.
View examples of volunteers on our Volunteering page.
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When you sign up to become a BC-MRC volunteer you will be expected to participate in some basic emergency preparedness and response training. This training will help prepare you for participation in an emergency response and provide you with knowledge on personal preparedness. Some training will also be provided for specific volunteer opportunities such as participation in the Bucks County Health Department point of dispensing (POD) drill and flu vaccination drill. Volunteers must pass a background check as a standard precaution for membership. Any member with current licensures or certifications will need to provide the BC-MRC with a copy for our records. Every member should expect to be called upon to contribute their services during an emergency. Of course this is voluntary but BC-MRC members should anticipate being contacted to volunteer during an emergency.
Activities in which BC-MRC volunteers can expect to be involved in will vary greatly depending on the volunteer’s level of involvement, the situation at hand, and the training and experience of the volunteer. View possible activities.
To sign up, download the BCMRC Volunteer Application 2020 application (PDF). Complete the information on the form and send it in via mail or email. If you have any questions please call 215-345-3318.
Applications can be sent to:Bucks County Department of Health1282 Almshouse RoadNeshaminy Manor CenterDoylestown, PA 18901