Why should I volunteer in a program like this?

People volunteer for many reasons. And, being healthcare professionals, we often look for ways to help our own community. Joining this effort offers you several real opportunities:

  • It is a way to offer your particular skills and training as part of an organized response when the health of your own community is threatened
  • It is a way to make a significant contribution because, many times, the services you will be able to provide would not otherwise be available during the crisis
  • It is a chance for you to belong to a group with a strong sense of mission and purpose-a chance to work together with others who care deeply about this community
  • And, there are real personal and professional benefits to this effort-among them are the chance to get training and continuing education in a very important area

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1. How do I register as a medical volunteer for Napa County?
2. Why should I volunteer in a program like this?
3. Why should I join a volunteer program now?
4. How does this impact my workplace? Does this mean I’ll be called away from my hospital to work somewhere else?
5. Am I obligated to respond to call outs if I join the Napa Medical Reserve Corps unit or become a Medical Volunteer?
6. Can I be sued for something that happens when I’m working as a volunteer?
7. What happens if I get hurt while I’m working as a volunteer? Will I have to handle that myself?
8. What if I am not currently working? I’m a retired professional. Can I volunteer?
9. How much am I going to have to do? I want to help… but I can’t do it forever!