Health Professionals and Non-Medical Professionals
Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps (OKMRC) is looking for volunteers in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The OKMRC is a volunteer organization that helps out in times of disaster/emergencies and assist with various public health initiatives in non-disaster times. The favorable part about their program is that volunteers can be as involved as they like. Their organization understands that folks are busy, so one of their main goals is simply to pre-identify and pre-credential volunteers before a disaster occurs. To become a member, individuals must be 18 years or older and fill out our application and complete orientation; both required and can be completed at www.OKMRC.org. Once the orientation is complete, it will automatically cue a background check. The background check normally takes about two to four weeks to return. Once the background check comes back successfully, individuals will be eligible for an OKMRC ID badge and shirt. They will also begin receiving emails from their unit coordinator about upcoming trainings, events and deployments. The volunteer then simply selects which occurrence interests them.
Additionally, in order to be deployed, individuals will need to complete the required trainings:
- OKMRC Orientation
- FEMA IS-100
- FEMA IS-700
- Family First: Developing a Family Emergency Plan
All of these trainings are free to their volunteers. You do not have to be a medical professional to join. It takes at least four non-medical personnel to support every medical personnel. They have four specialty teams: Stress Response Team (mental health), State Animal Response Team, Nursing Team and a Choctaw Nation Team.
Residents and Non-Profit Organizations
If you are a residents or a non-profit organization looking to support the regional response to COVID-19, visit Tulsa Area Regional United Way for updated information on how you can help.