Given the recent tragic events at the Boston Marathon yesterday, I have been motivated to volunteer as a medical personnel at upcoming marathons near me. Has anyone done this? Please share your experience, thank you!
I have enjoyed many volunteer opportunities by joining my local Medical Reserve Corps. I am sure that you have seen the horrible videos taken in Boston. You might have noticed that some of the people running INTO the disaster field wore white jackets with blue sleeves and baseball caps. Those were Boston Medical Reserve Corps volunteers, and most of them were nurses. My unit also responds to weather emergencies (shelter management) epidemic disease (public H1N1 influenza vaccination clinics) and we have been trained for pandemic disease and biological, radiological, and nuclear responses. You will never make a dime of course, but you will get to work with some of the finest colleagues you will ever meet.
If any of the above sounds interesting, check this out: https://www.medicalreservecorps.gov/HomePage
Last edit by CountyRat on Apr 17, '13
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