What is SERV-IN?
SERV-IN is a statewide electronic registration system of medical and non-medical volunteers who want to assist our public health and healthcare system during an event or disaster. The system is managed locally to register, credential and alert volunteers. When disaster strikes, you may be asked to volunteer at the local, state or national level depending on your credentials, interest and availability.
Why is the registry necessary?
Recent large-scale disasters have shown that an effective response requires pre-credentialed volunteers to provide assistance to people impacted by an emergency. When disaster strikes, officials will decide what skills are essential for the response. If your skills match the needs, you will be alerted and given the opportunity to respond.
What do I gain from volunteering?
As a volunteer, you’ll gain personal satisfaction, a chance to make a difference in your community and the knowledge that you are part of an effective, official response system.
What is expected of volunteers?
After registering: You may be asked to participate in disaster related training and exercises to prepare you for your role in the response; You will agree to be contacted in the event of an emergency or future training opportunities; Once notified of an emergency or training opportunity, you are free to decide whether or not to participate.
Registering does NOT obligate you to respond during any given emergency.