Volunteers needed for Minneapolis Emergency Response Team: Cultural Services Unit
The City of Minneapolis is seeking a select group of multicultural community residents to actively serve in a new Minneapolis Cultural Services Unit as registered Hennepin County Medical Reserve Corps volunteers to assist in emergencies. The goal is to have a team of 12 to 20 trained community members able to support community disaster recovery and outreach activities. Members will gain valuable experience in the field of public health and safety and will serve as cultural liaisons for their communities. Minneapolis residents with strong connections to their respective cultural communities are being sought.
Preference will be given to applicants who:
- are bilingual in English and another language or represent a cultural group that primarily speaks English.
- have an interest in health and safety initiatives.
- participate in a background check.
- are willing to be on-call in case of emergency.
Training sessions will be held at the Minneapolis Police 3rd Precinct Station, 3000 Minnehaha Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406 (located near Hiawatha and Lake Street) on the following dates:
- Orientation: Wednesday, Oct. 30, 6-9 p.m.
- Day 1: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 6-9 p.m.
- Day 2: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 6-9 p.m.
- Day 3: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 6-9 p.m.
- Day 4: Wednesday, Dec. 4, 6-9 p.m.
- Day 5 and Graduation: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 6-9 p.m. OR Saturday, Dec. 7, 12-3 p.m.
More information is available at www.minneapolismn.gov/health/preparedness.
Published Oct. 1, 2013