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Volunteer with the Public Health Reserve Corps

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What is the Public Health Reserve Corps (PHRC)?
The goal of the PHRC is to build a reserve of community members with specialized skills that can help the health department respond to local public health emergencies.
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Who Can Volunteer for the PHRC?
If you live or work in Orange County, you can volunteer with us.  Our program includes, but isn't limited to, the following types of professionals: mental health providers, dental health providers, language interpreters, nurses, pharmacy professionals, physicians, health educators, and law enforcement. Volunteers can be practicing, retired, or otherwise employed.

What might I be asked to do?
In the event of an emergency, nurses have been asked to staff flu immunization clinics and emergency shelters.  Pharmacy professionals may be asked to dispense medications.  Mental health professionals may be asked to staff a shelter.  In any event, volunteers will only be able to help in a manner consistent with their credentials. 

Benefits of Joining

  • Helping with exciting community health projects
  • Confidence in knowing how to help after a disaster
  • Eases ID process when volunteering for disaster response
  • Free training and CEU opportunities


For more information contact:
Daniel Kashdan, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
(919) 245-2431