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Vermont Health Department Seeking Volunteers

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The Vermont Health Department is seeking people to serve as volunteers with emergency medical services and the medical reserve corps.

A survey done last year found that two-thirds of EMS agencies across the state felt understaffed. The medical reserve corps is a network of volunteers who can be called upon in emergencies.

On Monday, the health department launched “On Call for Vermont” television and web videos calling for volunteers.

The Health Department says the On Call for Vermont campaign will recruit hundreds of volunteers who are willing to put their skills to use to help others.

It's hoped volunteers will join On Call for Vermont to prepare and respond to community health threats, to gain clinical experience, and for professional development.

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