Volunteer To Work


Today I received an email from the government seeking retired military members to volunteer their services to return to active duty for the crisis. They listed medical specialties but stated that anyone wishing to return to active duty would be considered. Of course it is a given that the retired servicemember remain qualified. They also specified that they do not want to take away people who are already working in hospitals, etc.

KCMnurse, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in Educator. Has 38 years experience. 1 Article; 283 Posts

Just to be clear - they are asking people to come out of retirement and work for free? Not that I am opposed to volunteering, just curious...


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Not for free. Not eligible for promotion, but drawing pay and if in more than two years get the usual step increase in pay. Increased retirement pay. They expect four months duty but could be longer. Already about 14000 have shown interest.