Why is local public health looking for volunteers?
One role of local public health is to respond to emergencies that can pose a threat to the health of the community. Public health emergencies may include large outbreaks of a contagious disease like influenza, bioterrorism incidents like a chemical attack, and natural disasters like tornadoes. In the event of a large emergency, local public health may not have enough staff to respond alone. Services that volunteers can provide are crucial to the successful response to an emergency.

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1. Why is local public health looking for volunteers?
2. Why do we need volunteers to register?
3. What type of duties may be available?
4. How do I register?
How do I register?
Registering does not obligate you to volunteer during an emergency. You may sign up at the Michigan Volunteer Registry. This program allows volunteers to be listed in a state database to be contacted in the event of an emergency. Through this registry, volunteers may also have the opportunity to participate in training and emergency preparedness exercises. For more information visit the Michigan Volunteer Registry website.
Michigan Volunteer Registry website.