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Current MRC Volunteers

MRC Volunteer Opportunities   

 

Seasonal Flu Shot Clinics Nurses are currently needed for a flu shot clinic sponsored by Washington County Public Health and Environment. There are shifts available on Tuesday, October 22 in St. Paul Park from 8:00am - 12:00pm or 1:30pm - 5:00pm.

Volunteers must have a current nursing license and be comfortable administering vaccines to all age groups, including children. We ask that you show up 15-20 minutes ahead of your start time to familiarize yourself with the procedures for the day.

In addition, you are asked to complete a short online training (approximately 40 minutes) prior to your scheduled shift. I will provide additional information to those who sign up.

Please contact Carroll by email or at 651-439-7434 for additional information.

WCPHE Environmental Center Free Product Room

MRC Volunteers are needed to staff the Washington County Environmental Center’s Free Product Re-Use Room every Saturday during operating hours. In the Free Product Room, Washington County residents may take home previously owned products such as paint, stain, automotive supplies, garden products, household cleaners and more. All items have been retrieved at the recycling drop off and inspected to determine if they are useable. If the containers and contents are in good condition, they are put in the Free Product Room and made available for others to take free of charge. This not only keeps dangerous chemicals out of the water and environment, it’s an economic benefit to Washington County residents. One person's trash is another person's treasure!  Learn more about the Washington County Environmental Center here.

Please consider becoming an attendant at the Environmental Center one day a month. Tasks include managing paperwork, guest count, helping guests locate items they may need and some light sorting and reorganizing to keep the shelves in order. Volunteers may choose one of two Saturday shifts: 8:45 am - noon or 11:45 - 2:00pm  

For questions or to schedule a volunteer shift, contact Carroll by email or at 651-439-7434.

Washington County Employee Winter Bloodmobile

Several volunteer positions will be available to assist with the Washington County Employee Winter Bloodmobile in January 2013. Washington County Public Health and Environment will be hosting blood drives at three sites:

Forest Lake Service Center

Cottage Grove Service Center

Stillwater Government Center 

MRC volunteers fill many roles including check-in and registration, providing information to donors and staffing the canteen. Please check back for specific information.

Did you know that eighty percent of the blood donations given to the Red Cross are collected at mobile blood drives just like this one? During last January's winter bloodmobile, 97 units of blood were collected between the three sites. Your generous volunteer support helps make this effort possible. 

For questions or to schedule a volunteer shift, contact Carroll by email or at 651-439-7434.

Resources for Current MRC Volunteers

 

Washington County MRC Volunteer Handbook - Please review the volunteer handbook and contact Carroll with any questions

 

Training for Current MRC Volunteers  

The purpose of continuing MRC training is to equip MRC volunteers with knowledge and skills to respond in a public health emergency, and to retain MRC volunteers by providing engaging opportunities related to preparedness, response and recovery. 

Current Training Opportunities:

Psychological First Aid Training, September 25, 2013, from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm 

Psychological First aid training provides critical skills for working with people during and after a disaster. The goal of psychological first aid is to promote an environment of safety, calm, connectedness, empowerment and hope. Attendance is limited and 2.0 CEUs are available. For more information on this training sponsored by the Ramsey County MRC, click here.

 

 


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