Nonmedical Volunteers Are Needed Too
In emergencies, we depend on the generosity of our citizens.
Those with medical expertise and those without are asked to volunteer with the Lafayette County Health Department. Your time contribution makes all the differene.
Volunteers Are Needed!
Lafayette County has numerous skilled and talented individuals, but our local emergency staffing resources are minimal. We need the abilities, ingenuity, compassion, and resourcefulness to help carry out any plan that we create.
Volunteer efforts are vital to our goal of protecting the health and property of Lafayette County. Please consider lending your unique talents to our efforts.
If you would like to sign up as a volunteer please print and fill out the Volunteer Application. Mail it to the Lafayette County Health Department at 547 South Business 13 Hwy, Lexington, MO 64067.
How You Can Help
Even if you have no medical training, you may still be of great help during an emergency. Approximately 80% of tasks are non-medical. Patrons can be of great help by passing out instructions, information, helping others complete forms, helping feed staff and volunteers, entering data into computers, keeping track of supplies, and countless other non-medical duties.
Those with medical training are needed too! Medical professionals are needed in emergency situations for many reasons from administering medications to basic care for County citizens.
What are the Commitments of a Volunteer?
Potential volunteers will need to attend a short orientation session to learn more about the Public Health Emergency Response Plan and the roles of volunteers. Volunteers will also need to be available in case of an event that triggers a health emergency affecting Lafayette County. Watch for other optional training courses regarding specific areas of volunteer activities.
Lafayette County needs individuals working together to keep our communities healthy and safe in the event of a public emergency. Thank you for taking the time to learn more and for your offer to help.
If you signed up as a volunteer or volunteer coordinator, we will contact you about participating in upcoming volunteer training sessions where you will learn more about local volunteer opportunities.
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