We Need You!

The Town of Oxford, through the Board of Health (BOH), works closely with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) to prepare for public health emergencies. The BOH works with the MDPH to develop and practice response plans for various possible health emergencies. In the event of a public health emergency, the MDPH will contact the Town BOH to activate an emergency plan. The need for the MDPH to warn a community of impending danger could arise at any time. It is imperative that the Town is prepared to activate the plan in a timely manner to provide appropriate action.

The Town of Oxford is currently looking for volunteers who could assist in such emergencies. We have partnered with the Worcester Regional Medical Reserve Corps (WRMRC) who supports our community and offers both medical and non-medical volunteers to assist us during these emergencies and/or community events.

If you are over the age 18 and would like to sign-up to become a volunteer through the MRC, please register using MAResponds.org.

MAResponds is the WRMRC volunteer management platform through which your Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) will be run. Background checks on volunteers ensure the safety of the people being treated during an emergency situation. Additionally, MAResponds verifies Massachusetts held professional licenses.

View and fill out the CORI and SORI forms (PDF). Since the State of MA requires that CORI applications be submitted via mail with a 'wet signature' the form can be partially populated using the MAResponds platform, but then will need to be printed, completed and notarized prior to being sent to Boston. Notaries may be available at certain Town offices during regular business hours with appointments.

WRMRC also offers a minimum of four training opportunities every year using a combination of in-person, virtual and online courses.

If you have any questions or would like additional information on the organization or completing your online profile with MAResponds please email Lois Luniewicz, WRMRC Coordinator.

For additional questions not related to the MRC please contact Rike Sterrett, Director of Public Health Services, or Shane Nadeau, BOH Administrative Assistant, at: 508-987-6045, ext. 5 or email the Board of Health.