COVID-19 Emergency Response Volunteer Opportunities
A message from the State Emergency Registry of Volunteers in Oregon:
State Emergency Registry of Volunteers in Oregon (SERV-OR) is putting out a
call to licensed health professionals to sign up, train, and deploy in support
of the state’s COVID-19 pandemic response. If you have ever thought about
volunteering your time, energy, and invaluable medical skills to a worthwhile
and potentially life-saving cause, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), fellow
health professionals and systems, and all Oregonians could use your help.
of volunteers can vary widely depending on the operational need. You may be
asked to staff an alternate care site to decrease pressure on hospitals,
operate an information hotline, help with contact investigation around known
cases, or support administrative or logistical needs within the OHA Agency
Operations Center, among many other tasks. We need your help to promote
awareness and enrollment in SERV-OR. Please share widely with your healthcare
About the State Emergency Registry of Volunteers in Oregon
The State Emergency Registry of Volunteers in Oregon (SERV-OR) is a statewide registry system to help pre-credentialed health care professionals volunteer their services during emergencies. The registry is sponsored by the Oregon Public Health Division in partnership with the Medical Reserve Corps. SERV-OR uses a secure database to register, credential, and alert volunteer health providers. The registry meets a critical need and results in significant health impacts in the community.
To be eligible for the registry, healthcare providers must have an active or emeritus license in good standing, complete relevant training and pass a criminal background check. SERV-OR, a service of the Oregon Health Authority, provides training opportunities in areas such as disaster response, advanced and basic life support and radiation response. Interested licensees may sign up for the statewide unit known as the State Managed Volunteer Pool or the county program known as the Medical Reserve Corps.