The Ipswich Public Health
Department is pleased to announce that it will celebrate National Volunteer
This year, National Volunteer Week
is held from April 23-29. It recognizes and thanks the people who volunteer and
dedicate their time to causes they care about in their community.
In honor of National Volunteer
Week, the Ipswich Public Health Department is encouraging residents to consider
joining the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), a national network of local groups of
volunteers who work to improve the health and safety of their communities.
Medical Reserve Corps units are
community-based and function as a way to locally organize and utilize
volunteers who want to donate their time and expertise to prepare for and
respond to emergencies, and promote healthy living throughout the year.
Volunteers supplement existing emergency and public health resources.
“We want people to know they don’t
need any medical experience to become an MRC volunteer, and hope that by
celebrating our own volunteers, we will inspire others to serve,” Director of
Public Health Colleen Fermon said. “People of all skill levels and backgrounds
are welcome, and we will provide valuable training free of charge.”
The Town of Ipswich belongs to the
Topsfield Regional Medical Reserve Corps (TRMRC). For more information about
volunteering or to join, visit the MA Responds website at www.maresponds.org.