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Emergency Preparedness


“Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.” – Sherry Anderson

Looking for a way to serve your community? 

Molly Pofahl, East Central District Health Department's Emergency Response Coordinator, is currently compiling a list of volunteers who would be willing to assist during a public health emergency.  (At this time, we are not seeking volunteers for agency events).

Where: Locations will vary depending on need as we serve four counties (Boone, Colfax, Nance, Platte).

When: On an as-needed basis. Sometimes there will be advance notice. During an emergency situation, ECDHD will make every effort to provide as much notice as possible.

Qualifications: Ability to take direction, learn quickly, and function in high-stress situations. Healthcare professionals (retired or currently practicing) are always welcome.

Time Commitment: No more than eight hrs. per shift with one meal break and two 20-minute breaks provided. Meals, snacks, and drinks are provided when you are on shift.  Initial training will be required and will be a half-day commitment. Light refreshments provided.

Examples of volunteer activities:

  • Handing out medications/providing vaccines in a mass clinic setting
  • Directing the flow of people in a mass clinic setting
  • Registration
  • Runner
  • Greeter

ECDHD's Public Health Emergency Volunteer Form

If you are interested in being added to the East Central District Health Department's Public Health Emergency Volunteer List, please fill out the form below.  Once you hit submit, the information will be sent directly to Emergency Response Coordinator Molly Pofahl who will get in touch with you.

First Name *
Last Name *
Address Line 1 *
City *
State/Province *
Postal Code *
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Put N/A if this does not apply to you.
If this does not apply to you, please put N/A.