Team Opportunities

♦      County Captain Leadership Team:

To act as a liaison between the MRC Unit coordinator and APPROVED Southwest Virginia Medical Reserve Corps volunteers from the “Captains’” home county/city, especially during critical times of emergency response.  To also become the lead volunteer of community events (such as Drug Take Backs, community health fairs, Diaper Drives, etc) and to build volunteer relationships with the organization as a whole. Read more in the County Captain Service Description.  As of January 1, 2020,  efforts are underway to identify additional County Captains for Grayson, Lee & Scott Counties and new Captains for Dickenson, Russell, Wythe, Bland, Carroll and Cities of Galax and Bristol.

♦      Social Media Support Team:

By utilizing social media outlets, these team members will engage & inform volunteers during emergencies, promote activities and build awareness of the Southwest Virginia Medical Reserve Corps.  This virtual volunteer opportunity will be monitored and managed by the Unit Coordinator who will work with the team members to clarify any message or information that is being shared.  Currently this includes Facebook and Twitter.  Read more in the Social Media Service Description.

♦      Trainer for “Until Help Arrives”:

This team of health care providers will be training non-health trained volunteers and community members on how to give aid and comfort to those around them while awaiting the arrival of EMS.  The curriculum is “Until Help Arrives” designed by the CDC, the MRC and the Uniformed Training Services.  Read more in the Until Help Arrives Trainer Service Description.

♦     REVIVE – Community Naloxone Administration:

Trainers in this team must complete the REVIVE Train-The-Trainer course to be approved to teach.  Once approved, volunteers will train community members on the proper way to assist someone suspected of experiencing an opioid overdose by administering Naloxone.  This course is the official training course for the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Read more in the REVIVE Trainer Service Description.

♦       ICS Strike Team:

The ICS Strike Team is a specialized team of volunteers who train for deployment to the Regional Healthcare Coordination Center in Bristol in the event of a regional hospital emergency.  Team members train quarterly with the RHCC staff and will be deployed to support their efforts.  Medically trained and non-medically trained volunteers can join this group.  Read more in the ICS Strike Team Description.

♦      Epidemiological Response Team :

 This newly formed team is currently in training to volunteer in the Lenowisco Health District.  See the draft Service Description for the Epidemiological Response Team for details.  If a volunteer is interested in joining, the first training is scheduled for Thursday, January 30, 2020.  Check the Unit Calendar for registration information.

If volunteers with an interest in any of the team opportunities listed above, should contact the Unit Coordinator to discuss at 276-274-0555 or