The Hamilton County
Health Department has a plan in place for a public health emergency, which
includes trained volunteers. The Volunteer Program at the Hamilton
County Health Department coordinates the skills of practicing and retired
physicians, nurses, other health professionals, and non-medical volunteers
who are ready to respond during an emergency or disaster. The Volunteer
Program is affiliated with the
National Medical Reserve
Corps and is a registered Medical Reserve Corps Unit of which there are 982 nation-wide and 13 within the State of Tennessee. The mission of
the Volunteer Program is to make Hamilton County safer by training volunteers
to assist in public health emergencies.
Is there a need for a Public Health Volunteer
The first response to a disaster is the local response.
With the help of community volunteers, the Hamilton County Health
Department and other local emergency response agencies will be better prepared
to respond to emergencies.
Who is eligible to become a Public Health
Any person with an interest in helping our community
can volunteer. Volunteers can be active or inactive/retired health care
professionals or can be persons in a non-medical field. Even students can
volunteer, but must be 18 years of age or older. Your skills, expertise,
and desire to serve will determine what role you may play in keeping our
community safe and healthy.
Interested in Becoming a Public Health Volunteer?
Call the Health Department's Emergency Preparedness & Planning Dept
at (423) 209-8068
sign up online through Tennessee Volunteer Mobilizer.
What is Tennessee Volunteer Mobilizer?
Tennessee Volunteer Mobilizer is a database used by Tennessee
Department of Health to organize all Tennessee Public Health Volunteers
into one central system. When you fill out the online registration
form, there will be a "Home County" field. Please enter the county
you want to volunteer your services, for us, it would be Hamilton.
If you live in North Georgia, please enter Tennessee into the state field
when it asks for your address and then you will be able to choose Hamilton
County as your "Home County"!
If you have problems or any questions
as you are signing up through Volunteer Mobilizer (click image below), please call us at the
above phone number and we will assist you.