Without the help of volunteers, the county's resources would be strained in an emergency. The simple fact is that your local Health Department cannot do it all alone. Despite what we see in the news, emergencies really are a local problem and your community needs you.
Critical Assistance Areas
Who do we need to volunteer? We can always use all kinds of help, but the most critical areas we need assistance with are people with:
Cultural and language expertise
There are a few things we expect from our volunteers. First of all, you need to have your own transportation. You must be available for a public health emergency, and when the time comes you'll need to be able to answer questions in depth. Any task assignments you receive will be based upon the skills information that you provide to us.
To apply to be a volunteer, you may fill out an application online. You may also stop by our office in the County Annex building at 25 Court Street room 203 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Applications are also available at the County Nurse's office in room 108 in the Miami County Courthouse from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Please contact us at 765-473-0290 if you have any additional questions.