Volunteering in an Emergency
Volunteer for Minnesota Responds in Kandiyohi County
Minnesota Responds is a partnership that integrates local, regional, statewide and federal volunteer programs to assist our Public Health and healthcare systems during a disaster. Major emergencies can overwhelm the capabilities of hospitals and clinics, particularly during the first 12 - 72 hours of a large scale emergency. Volunteers during this critical time can play an important role to improve overall response capabilities.
If you are a Kandiyohi County resident over the age of 18 with an interest in supporting our mission, check us out. You do not need a medical background; all our members may contribute and make a difference. We have opportunities for people with diverse skills and interests. Common attributes of a volunteer are flexibility during an assignment, ability to take direction in a command structure, and willingness to prepare themselves and their families ahead of time for local emergencies and disasters in order to be available to volunteer with short notice.
HOW TO APPLY
Registration is the first step to becoming a volunteer. Go to the state-wide volunteer registry Minnesota Responds at: www.mnresponds.org Click the REGISTER NOW button to begin. Keep your username and password in a safe place for use later. When you are done registering, click the “profile” tab to make sure all your areas are “100% complete”.
Your key contact is the Kandiyohi County program coordinator, Karen Ampe. You can contact her by email at email@example.com or by phone at 320-231-7800 extension 2536. She will contact you after you register to guide you through some on-line trainings to prepare you to respond.