The Macon County Health Department is your resource for emergency preparedness. Planning for an emergency or a disaster is important for the safety of your family and loved ones. Please click on any of the links below for sources of information to help you prepare for an emergency.
- Disaster Tool Kit
- How to Prepare (Ready-in-3)
- Missouri Emergency Response Commission (MERC)
- MO Storm Aware Website
- Basic Supplies Kit
- Emergency Preparedness Calendar
- Show Me Response
COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER CORP (CVC)
The Macon County CVC unit is community-based and functions to locally organize and utilize volunteers. When a public health or other emergency occurs, the need for volunteers may be tremendous and the Macon County CVC stands at the ready. Learn more about the CVC.
Spontaneous volunteers show up at disasters, unannounced. Affiliated volunteers, like our CVC, are more likely to be deployed in an emergency. Our CVC’s training makes us a more valuable asset than spontaneous volunteers
Who can volunteer?
Macon CVC are people who care about the health and welfare of Macon County and its residents. Volunteers include medical and public health professionals, such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, veterinarians and epidemiologists; they are also farmers, retired people, professionals and non-professionals. Other community members such as interpreters, chaplains, office workers, legal advisors, etc….can fill vital roles. Pre-registering and pre-credentialing of volunteers allows the CVC to match the skills of the volunteers to the needs of the region and disaster.
An application can be accessed here by clicking on the link below, by contacting the office at 660-395-4711, or by stopping in at 503 N. Missouri, Macon.
What is the registration process?
- Speak with the Coordinator about your interest in volunteering.
- Complete an application.
- Show your current licenses and certifications (if applicable).
- Sign consent for Macon County CVC to conduct a background check, to share information with federal, state, and local offices as needed, and to verify your credentials.
- Schedule a follow-up interview by calling the Macon County Health Department at 660-395-4711 or visiting our office at 503 N. Missouri St. in Macon, MO
Purpose of the Community Volunteer Corps
As a volunteer, you will gain personal satisfaction, a chance to make a difference in the community, an opportunity to network, and the knowledge that you are part of a community-wide emergency response effort. By creating a CVC unit that is linked to Macon County Emergency Preparedness, the members of the CVC can truly benefit the community by knowing what their role is during an emergency, how they fit into the emergency plan, and how best to respond at the time they are needed so that they are a positive support structure for the first responders. In response to disasters, the Macon community desires to be as prepared as possible to help its citizens. The Macon County CVC provides a system to develop and coordinate a response structure of medical and non-medical volunteers in our community.
The mission of the Macon County Community Volunteer Corps is to improve the health and safety of the people of Macon County by organizing and training volunteers to assist in a public health crisis and provide support to response efforts in all hazards and terrorism emergencies.
Macon County CVC has the vision to be a widely recognized and respected community resource.
Community Volunteer Corps Training Opportunities
CVC members can receive a variety of training:
- CERT Community Emergency Response Team (CERT training application form)
- Point of dispensing
- Incident command tactics
- CPR/First Aid
- Family preparedness (Ready in 3…)
- Psychological first aid
To help build cohesiveness and resiliency our volunteers can participate in training exercises, such as mass dispensing, vaccination clinics, mass sheltering, and other emergency scenarios. They also have the opportunity to help with non-emergency events such as school fairs, public education, or other planned events.