The Maynard Citizen Corps/Medical Reserve Corps (MCC/MRC) is holding its Annual Volunteer Meeting on Thursday, May 10th at 6:30PM in the Lower-Level “Soup Campbell” Meeting Room at Town Hall. ALL VOLUNTEERS, past present and future, are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served, registration forms for new volunteers will be available, and our new Emergency Management Director, Fire Chief Stowers, will be sharing his vision and how MRC Responders can get involved!
We have many new and exciting opportunities in store for our volunteers this coming year! You DO NOT need to be medically trained to join the MCC/MRC! Our volunteers include people with medical AND non-medical and behavioral backgrounds – for every medically-trained volunteer, up to 3 non-medical volunteers are needed! Come join us and share your skills as communication experts, security personnel, administrative/clerical staff, data entry specialists, greeters, or one of the many other non-medical positions available. Nurses, physicians, pharmacists, behavioral specialists and other medically trained people are also needed and encouraged to join. (Note: Confidential CORI/VSOS background checks are required in the registration process for all volunteers.) We hope to see you there!
Maynard’s MCC/MRC is part of a nationwide effort to establish teams of local volunteers who contribute their time and skills to work with local officials helping to prepare their Towns to respond to a natural disaster. We are one of 34 cities and towns west of Boston that also share regional plans and resources for emergency response within the Region 4A Public Health Coalition.
Maynard has a core of local volunteers who have been learning, planning and working to develop and expand Maynard’s resources and events. Our Annual Meeting not only serves to update our volunteers on the past year’s efforts and upcoming plans, but it also serves to re-connect with volunteers who may not have been active lately and want to re-engage in their volunteer status – all are welcome!
More volunteers are always needed for Maynard to effectively respond to large and small-scale events – from opening shelters during ice storms and influenza outbreak vaccination clinics, to staffing first-aid tents at the annual Road Race and Relay for Life. The MCC/MRC also offers public education and recruiting opportunities at events like Maynard Fest and the Truck Day.