Why should I join a volunteer program now?

While undoubtedly all of us would be eager to help our communities during a disaster, joining a volunteer program before a disaster strikes allows Napa County to know you:

  • Languages
  • Preferred contact information
  • Skills
  • Volunteer preferences

This information will allow Napa County Public Health to quickly match you to an appropriate volunteer role. In addition, by officially being a member of the Napa County Medical Reserve Corps Unit or Medical Volunteers, you will be covered for liability and workers compensation during a response and / or trainings in which you participate. Register to become a volunteer.

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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!