Volunteers

Our goal is to provide a wide variety of trainings to all of our MRC members, whether you have recently joined, or have been a member since Denton County MRC’s inception. We hope that we will expand upon your current skills, and help you develop new ones.  We aim to stay ahead of the curve of what is coming for MRC units across the country.

This training calendar is tentative; courses are subject to change if necessary.    Any changes made will be updated on the MRC web portal (mrc.dentoncounty.gov).  We suggest checking the web portal often for updates.  Approximately one month prior to a training date, you will receive a reminder email from Seth Roberts with a Training Flyer, which will provide you with more details.

You must register for all training on the MRC web portal, at mrc.dentoncounty.gov.  We require registration in order to plan facility space and prepare materials. Sign in, click “Volunteer Training” and click the green "Sign Up" button under the training you wish to register for.

We understand that our lives are busy and plans change. If you have registered for a training, but cannot attend, we ask that you notify us immediately so that we can allow space for someone else. If you are interested in a training or have additional questions, please contact Seth Roberts.

Training Schedule
August – 2021
DCPH Vac Clinic - 8/5/21 Denton
  • Date:
    Thursday, August 05, 2021
    Time:
    1:00 PM  –  5:00 PM
    Location:
    Denton County Public Health - 1003
    535 S Loop 288
    Denton, TX 76205
    Description

Medical Reserve Corps Orientation
  • Date:
    Saturday, August 14, 2021
    Time:
    10:00 AM  –  12:00 PM
    Location:
    Denton County Elections Administration - Conference
    701 Kimberly Dr
    Denton, TX 76208
    Description

    The Denton County Medical Reserve Corps Orientation is designed to introduce new members to the MRC process.  It includes: Medical Reserve Corp information session, volunteer roles and responsibilities, Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), contact and deployment procedures, and Point of Dispensing (POD) and Shelter Operations team assignments.

    Target Audience: Denton County Citizens interested in volunteering (not for current volunteers)

Medical Reserve Corps Orientation
  • Date:
    Wednesday, August 18, 2021
    Time:
    6:00 PM  –  8:00 PM
    Location:
    Denton County Elections Administration - Conference
    701 Kimberly Dr
    Denton, TX 76208
    Description

    The Denton County Medical Reserve Corps Orientation is designed to introduce new members to the MRC process.  It includes: Medical Reserve Corp information session, volunteer roles and responsibilities, Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), contact and deployment procedures, and Point of Dispensing (POD) and Shelter Operations team assignments.

    Target Audience: Denton County Citizens interested in volunteering (not for current volunteers)

Medical Reserve Corps Orientation
  • Date:
    Saturday, August 28, 2021
    Time:
    10:00 AM  –  12:00 PM
    Location:
    Denton County Elections Administration - Conference
    701 Kimberly Dr
    Denton, TX 76208
    Description

    The Denton County Medical Reserve Corps Orientation is designed to introduce new members to the MRC process.  It includes: Medical Reserve Corp information session, volunteer roles and responsibilities, Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), contact and deployment procedures, and Point of Dispensing (POD) and Shelter Operations team assignments.

    Target Audience: Denton County Citizens interested in volunteering (not for current volunteers)

September – 2021
Denton County Employee Flu Vaccination Lewisville (Date TBD)
  • Date:
    Wednesday, September 01, 2021  –  Thursday, September 30, 2021
    Time:
    8:00 AM  –  5:00 PM
    Location:
    Denton County Public Health - Confrence
    190 N Valley Pkwy
    Lewisville, TX 75067
    Description

    Target audience: Target Audience: Vaccinators at least 2 per shift, per day and non-medical volunteers at least 1 per shift, per day.
    Time: Two Shifts 7 am - 12:30 pm & 12:30 pm - 6 pm
    Location: TBD
    Course description: As part of the POD training we will have Volunteers help administer shots to the Denton County Employees. We will do this over a 2 day period at two different locations. (Location is at Denton County Public Health Building, in Denton)

Denton County Employee Flu Vaccination Denton (Date TBD)
  • Date:
    Wednesday, September 01, 2021  –  Thursday, September 30, 2021
    Time:
    8:00 AM  –  5:00 PM
    Location:
    Denton County Public Health Denton - Confrence
    535 S. Loop 288
    Denton, TX 76205
    Description

    Target audience: Target Audience: Vaccinators at least 2 per shift, per day and non-medical volunteers at least 1 per shift, per day.
    Time: Two Shifts 7 am - 12:30 pm & 12:30 pm - 6 pm
    Location: TBD
    Course description: As part of the POD training we will have Volunteers help administer shots to the Denton County Employees. We will do this over a 2 day period at two different locations. (Location is at Denton County Public Health Building, in Denton)

October – 2021
Peterbilt Open House - Environmental Fair
  • Date:
    Saturday, October 09, 2021
    Time:
    10:00 AM  –  2:00 PM
    Location:
    Peterbilt Motors - Peterbilt
    3200 Airport Road
    Denton, TX 76207
    Description

    We need no more than 5 volunteers who are willing to attend the Peterbilt Open House - Environmental Fair. This is an event where we can recruit new MRC volunteers as well as let them know what Denton County Public Health has to offer them. Setup will be at 10:00 am and has to be torn down by 1:45 pm.

    This is an annual open house for all of Peterbilts employees as well as their immediate family.  This year, they expect more than three thousand people to attend. Other activities at the Open House include a meal, customized Peterbilt truck display, a car and motorcycle display, Health Fair, truck rides and all kinds of entertainment for all ages.

Medical Reserve Corps Orientation
  • Date:
    Saturday, October 16, 2021
    Time:
    10:00 AM  –  12:00 PM
    Location:
    Denton County Health Department - Conference
    535 S. Loop 288
    Denton, TX 76205
    Description

    The Denton County Medical Reserve Corps Orientation is designed to introduce new members to the MRC process.  It includes: Medical Reserve Corp information session, volunteer roles and responsibilities, Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), contact and deployment procedures, and Point of Dispensing (POD) and Shelter Operations team assignments.

    Target Audience: Denton County Citizens interested in volunteering (not for current volunteers)

December – 2021
Until Help Arrives (with Stop the Bleed)
  • Date:
    Saturday, December 18, 2021
    Time:
    8:00 AM  –  12:00 PM
    Location:
    Denton County Public Health - Confrence
    535 S. Loop 288
    Denton, TX 76205
    Description

    Target audience: All Denton County MRC Volunteers can attend, but this is intended for those with no medical training, it is not intended for health care providers. Also if you have already taken the course there is no need to retake it again.

    Course description: Injuries can happen at any time. In fact, you never know when you might find yourself in a situation where someone, a stranger perhaps, needs immediate medical help for a life-threatening injury. You are the most important help available to someone with a serious, life-threatening injury. When someone experiences a life-threatening emergency, the first care they can get can be the difference between life and death. We will also give the participant a hands on training on stopping the bleed techniques using tourniquets.

January – 2022
Medical Reserve Corps Orientation
  • Date:
    Saturday, January 08, 2022
    Time:
    10:00 AM  –  12:00 PM
    Location:
    Denton County Health Department - Conference
    535 S. Loop 288
    Denton, TX 76205
    Description

    The Denton County Medical Reserve Corps Orientation is designed to introduce new members to the MRC process.  It includes: Medical Reserve Corp information session, volunteer roles and responsibilities, Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), contact and deployment procedures, and Point of Dispensing (POD) and Shelter Operations team assignments.

    Target Audience: Denton County Citizens interested in volunteering (not for current volunteers)

Ham Certification (2 day class)
  • Date:
    Saturday, January 22, 2022  –  Sunday, January 23, 2022
    Time:
    8:00 AM  –  5:00 PM
    Location:
    Denton County Health Department - Confrence
    535 S. Loop 288
    Denton, TX 76205
    Description

    Target audience: All Denton County MRC Volunteers interested that: do not have a current licenses, and want to be a HAM operator, are encouraged to attend.

    Course description: This is a 2-day Technician (entry-level) course, and it includes your license manual, handouts, and test fee. (Denton County MRC will pay the cost of the course, materials and test fee--you agree to help us as an MRC Ham Operator). The test will be given at the end of the class on Sunday (Day 2). Course hours are from 8 am to 5 pm on Saturday (Day 1), February 20, and from 12:00 pm (Noon) to 5 pm on Sunday, (Day 2) February 21. You must attend both days to be certified.
    Instructor: Allan Batteiger has 30+ years of ham radio experience, has taught this course for 7 years, and is a dual accredited Amateur Examiner. His students have a 98% pass rate on the exam, and he comes highly recommended.

February – 2022
Until Help Arrives (with Stop the Bleed)
  • Date:
    Saturday, February 19, 2022
    Time:
    8:00 AM  –  12:00 PM
    Location:
    Denton County Health Department - Confrence
    535 S. Loop 288
    Denton, TX 76205
    Description

    Target audience: All Denton County MRC Volunteers can attend, but this is intended for those with no medical training, it is not intended for health care providers. Also if you have already taken the course there is no need to retake it again.

    Course description: Injuries can happen at any time. In fact, you never know when you might find yourself in a situation where someone, a stranger perhaps, needs immediate medical help for a life-threatening injury. You are the most important help available to someone with a serious, life-threatening injury. When someone experiences a life-threatening emergency, the first care they can get can be the difference between life and death. We will also give the participant a hands on training on stopping the bleed techniques using tourniquets.

March – 2022
Medical Reserve Corps Orientation
  • Date:
    Saturday, March 05, 2022
    Time:
    10:00 AM  –  12:00 PM
    Location:
    Denton County Health Department - Conference
    535 S. Loop 288
    Denton, TX 76205
    Description

    The Denton County Medical Reserve Corps Orientation is designed to introduce new members to the MRC process.  It includes: Medical Reserve Corp information session, volunteer roles and responsibilities, Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), contact and deployment procedures, and Point of Dispensing (POD) and Shelter Operations team assignments.

    Target Audience: Denton County Citizens interested in volunteering (not for current volunteers)

Critical incident stress management (CISM) Part 1: Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support
  • Date:
    Wednesday, March 09, 2022  –  Thursday, March 10, 2022
    Time:
    8:00 AM  –  5:00 PM
    Location:
    Denton County Health Department - Confrence
    535 S. Loop 288
    Denton, TX 76205
    Description

    Target audience: All Denton County MRC Volunteers. This workshop is designed for anyone in the fields of Business & Industry Crisis Intervention, Disaster Response, Education, Emergency Services, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care, and Traumatic Stress.

    Course description: This 2-day workshop is designed for anyone who desires to increase their knowledge of individual (one-on-one) crisis intervention techniques. Crisis Intervention is NOT psychotherapy; rather, it is a specialized, acute, emergency mental health intervention that requires specialized training. This workshop is designed to teach participants the fundamentals of, and a specific protocol for, individual crisis intervention.

     

April – 2022
Walk-Run
  • Date:
    Friday, April 01, 2022  –  Saturday, April 30, 2022
    Time:
    8:00 AM  –  5:00 PM
    Location:
    TBD - TBD
    TBD
    TBD, TX TBD
    Description

    Course description: MRC volunteers will be deployed to assist participants in Denton County Health Department’s annual Walk/Run event. We will greet participants; monitor their well-being throughout the course; provide hydration; provide first aid; and, in general assist in numerous ways to insure the participants are safe and cared for during the event.

Critical incident stress management (CISM) Part 2: Group Crisis Intervention
  • Date:
    Wednesday, April 06, 2022  –  Thursday, April 07, 2022
    Time:
    8:00 AM  –  5:00 PM
    Location:
    Denton County Health Department - Confrence
    535 S. Loop 288
    Denton, TX 76205
    Description

    Target audience: All Denton County MRC Volunteers. This workshop is designed for anyone in the fields of Business & Industry Crisis Intervention, Disaster Response, Education, Emergency Services, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care, and Traumatic Stress.

    Course description: This 2-day workshop is designed to present the core elements of a comprehensive, systematic, and multi-component crisis intervention curriculum. The Group Crisis Intervention workshop will prepare participants to understand a wide range of crisis intervention services. Fundamentals of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) will be outlined and participants will leave with the knowledge and tools to provide several group crisis interventions, specifically demobilizations, defusing’s and the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD). The need for appropriate follow-up services and referrals when necessary will also be discussed.

May – 2022
Medical Reserve Corps Orientation
  • Date:
    Saturday, May 14, 2022
    Time:
    10:00 AM  –  12:00 PM
    Location:
    Denton County Health Department - Conference
    535 S. Loop 288
    Denton, TX 76205
    Description

    The Denton County Medical Reserve Corps Orientation is designed to introduce new members to the MRC process.  It includes: Medical Reserve Corp information session, volunteer roles and responsibilities, Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), contact and deployment procedures, and Point of Dispensing (POD) and Shelter Operations team assignments.

    Target Audience: Denton County Citizens interested in volunteering (not for current volunteers)

June – 2022
Ham Certification (2 day class)
  • Date:
    Saturday, June 11, 2022  –  Sunday, June 12, 2022
    Time:
    8:00 AM  –  5:00 PM
    Location:
    Denton County Health Department - Confrence
    535 S. Loop 288
    Denton, TX 76205
    Description

    Target audience: All Denton County MRC Volunteers interested that: do not have a current licenses, and want to be a HAM operator, are encouraged to attend.

    Course description: This is a 2-day Technician (entry-level) course, and it includes your license manual, handouts, and test fee. (Denton County MRC will pay the cost of the course, materials and test fee--you agree to help us as an MRC Ham Operator). The test will be given at the end of the class on Sunday (Day 2). Course hours are from 8 am to 5 pm on Saturday (Day 1), February 20, and from 12:00 pm (Noon) to 5 pm on Sunday, (Day 2) February 21. You must attend both days to be certified.

    Instructor: Allan Batteiger has 30+ years of ham radio experience, has taught this course for 7 years, and is a dual accredited Amateur Examiner. His students have a 98% pass rate on the exam, and he comes highly recommended.