Volunteer Programs

Why Volunteer?

The threats of flooding, wildfires, tornados as well as the devastation caused by record-breaking storms, the potential for terrorist attacks and influenza continue to underscore the importance of having an emergency response and recovery plan that allows hospitals, healthcare systems and public health agencies to quickly mobilize the resources they need to maintain or increase facility, equipment and personnel capacity. By volunteering during a large-scale disaster or public health emergency, you will be ensuring that citizens — your family, friends and neighbors — have uninterrupted access to vital healthcare resources when they need them most!

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)

  • The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of local groups of volunteers committed to improving the health, safety and resiliency of their communities
  • Volunteers are academic or retired licensed healthcare professionals, students enrolled in healthcare professional programs, non-licensed healthcare workers (e.g., security, medical records, dietary) and interested non-licensed community members
  • Volunteers participate in state and local public health emergencies
  • Enroll in one of the Medical Reserve Corps at www.ctmrc.org

The State of Connecticut Emergency Credentialing Program (ECP) for Healthcare Professionals

  • The CT-ECP is part of the national Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals (ESAR-VHP), a federal program created to support states and territories in establishing standardized volunteer registration programs for disasters and public health and medical emergencies
  • Volunteers are physicians, dentists, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, paramedics, diagnostic imaging professionals, clinical laboratory professionals and behavioral health practitioners who will assist hospitals and healthcare systems during a large-scale event
  • The CT-ECP is coordinated through the State of CT Department of Public Health and Yale New Haven Health System Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response
  • Enroll in the State of CT Emergency Credentialing Program at www.ct-esar-vhp.org

The State of Connecticut Radiation Professional Volunteer Program (CT-RPVP)

  • The CT-RPVP is a partner program of the Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals (ESAR-VHP), a federal program created to support states and territories in establishing standardized volunteer registration programs for disasters and public health and medical emergencies
  • Health physicists, radiation safety technicians, nuclear medicine technicians, radiation oncology technicians, radiation safety officers, medical physicists, medical professionals, and other professionals familiar with radiation safety and response practices who wish to volunteer their time and skills for population monitoring during a radiological emergency are welcomed to register with the CT-RPVP
  • The CT-RPVP is coordinated through the State of the CT Department of Public Health and Yale New Haven Health System Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response
  • CT-RPVP Program Flyer (PDF)
  • Enroll in the State of CT Radiation Professional Volunteer Program (CT-RPVP) at www.ct-rpvp.org