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Scott County Public Health 

   
 
 
Medical Reserve Corps of Scott County
 
What is the Medical Reserve Corps Unit of Scott County? 
The Medical Reserve Corps of Scott County is a countywide resource of health professionals and other professionals who volunteer and strengthen the community by preparing for and responding to local public health emergencies and assisting in ongoing public health initiatives. The mission of the Scott County Medical Reserve Corps is to allow local volunteers to contribute their skills and expertise throughout the year as well as during times of community need.  Volunteer’s professional knowledge and skills are vital to the communities, families, friends and neighborhoods of Scott County, in a time of need. Volunteers can help Scott County in its goal to have Safe, Healthy, and Livable Communities.

Scott County MRC volunteers currently assist the Scott County Public Health Department with weekly immunization clinics, mobile health clinic and clerical office support. In the past, they have assisted with H1N1 immunization clinics, dental clinics, education at public health events, and general office support.
Who can join?
The Scott County MRC provides volunteers in a variety of different disciplines with opportunities to donate their time and expertise. Individuals with health backgrounds are helpful, however, all individuals who live or work in Scott County are encouraged to join. We believe everyone has an important skill to offer. MRC volunteer opportunities exist in many areas:
  • Healthcare professionals, such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, nursing assistants, respiratory therapists, medical assistants, veterinarians, EMTs, paramedics, etc.
  • Public Health professionals, such as epidemiologists, health educators, biostatisticians, public health nurses, environmental health professionals, etc.
  • Mental Health professionals, such as social workers, counselors, psychologists, clergy, etc.
  • Individuals with other skills, such as interpreters, chaplains, childcare providers, supply clerks, customer service, support staff, and IT professionals, etc.
  • Retirees and students are also encouraged to join.

What kind of time commitment is involved with volunteering?
  1. Attend a 2 hour volunteer orientation offered in-person at the Scott County Government Center.
  2. Participate in quarterly call-down drills, which require a volunteer to listen to a message on their telephone or read an email and press a number to respond.
 
After attending MRC Orientation, you decide how active you want to be. Opportunities for further training and participation in drills and exercises will be made available to you through e-mail. In the event of a real emergency, locally, regionally, or nationally, you would be provided options of how and when you could volunteer.
How do I get become a volunteer?
To join the Scott County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC):

1. Complete the MNResponds Registration and Scott County Volunteers Registration
      i.        Register at mnresponds.org and scottcountyvolunteers.com OR
Print, fill out and mail in the paper registration forms below to
Scott County Public Health
Attn: Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator
Government Center 300
200 4th Ave W
Shakopee MN, 55379
     ii.        Complete Additional Volunteer Registration Paperwork
a.    If you register online – hard copies of Volunteer Registration Paperwork will be sent via USPS and you will be asked to return to Scott County Public Health.  
b.    Or you can print the Volunteer Registration Paperwork and send to Scott County Public Health.  
2.    After registration you will be notified of and asked to attend a 2 hour volunteer orientation provided by the Scott County Volunteer Office.
*** Registration with both the MNResponds.org and Scottcountyvolunteers.com and attendance at an orientation is required to be considered an active volunteer and be considered for deployment ***
MRC Volunteer Registration Links and Printable Documents

 
Additional Resources and Information


 
 
For more information contact:   
Alexa V Rundquist​
Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator
Scott County Public Health
Government Center 300  - 200 4th Ave W - Shakopee MN, 55379
Desk: (952) 496-8530 - Cell: (952) 220-5770 - Office: (952) 496-8555 - Fax: (952) 496-8016
arundquist@co.scott.mn.us


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Contact Information
County Main Number
(952) 445-7750
Public Health
(952) 496-8555
(952) 496-8016 (FAX)
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