This National Volunteer Week, we are kicking off a new volunteer appreciation and recruitment campaign “We Want You!”. The campaign highlights current Schuyler County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers and why they joined or what they like about volunteering.
“We are really excited to kick off this campaign during National Volunteer Week,” said Schuyler County Public Health Director Jill Kasprzyk. “I don’t know where we would be without our amazing, dedicated volunteers. They are always eager to help and keep our community safe and healthy!”
Schuyler County’s MRC is made up of both medical and non-medical community members who have a passion for community service. MRC Volunteers are asked to help during both emergency or non-emergency situations. As a volunteer, members can choose which events they want to help with based on their interests and availability. MRC Volunteers get involved and help out in a variety of ways, such as helping with rabies vaccine clinics, taking part in emergency drills, and much more! Learn more about Schuyler County’s MRC at http://schuylercounty.us/1105/Schuyler-County-MRC or call 607-535-8140.
The campaign will include social media posts, a billboard, and advertisements in print and electronic newspapers. The campaign is being funded by a Respond, Innovate, Sustain, and Equip (RISE) Award the health department received from the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). The grant will also help pay to improve the sustainability, capacity, training, and equipment for Schuyler County’s MRC.