Frequently Asked Questions
Who can register as a volunteer?
Anyone who works or lives in Saratoga County interested in making our community safer, stronger and better prepared to respond to emergencies of all kinds.
Do I need any special skills to volunteer?
No. Both medically-trained and non-medical volunteers are needed.
What will I do as a volunteer?
Volunteers can chose roles that match their skills, interests and availability. Roles might include:
Assistance with the distribution of medicines and supplies at Points of Dispensing Sites (PODS)
Mass Casualty and Trauma Care
Mental Health Support
Administrative and Support Roles
Community Safety and Preparedness Education
Assistance with Community Public Health Activities
Many Other Important Jobs
What are the time requirements?
There is no set time commitment to be a MRC volunteer. Volunteers serve at their level of interest, time and training.
What kind of training will I receive?
Trainings are offered as classroom and online sessions, training opportunities will be sent out through the ServNY system. You will also receive Just-In-Time Training if your services are called into action.