County officials say the Loudoun Medical Reserve Corps is calling for more volunteers who will play a role in protecting the community’s health during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. There is a need for both medical and non-medical personnel, according to a Monday announcement.
A county statement says medical professionals of all types are needed, including doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, emergency medical technicians, dentists and veterinarians. Non-medical volunteers can be used for language translation, logistics support, staffing the information line, performing clinical roles and other non-medical functions.
“Loudoun Medical Reserve Corps volunteers have been working every day, seven days a week for the last five months. With society reopening and many of these folks now going back to work, the more people who can volunteer, whether they’re medical or non-medical, the better,” Loudoun County Health Director Dr. David Goodfriend said in a prepared statement.
County officials estimate that since the pandemic began, Loudoun MRC personnel have volunteered more than 7,400 hours, providing cost savings to the county of more than $200,000.