Get Involved



In the event of a bioterrorist attack, pandemic, or other threat to public health that requires dispensing medication to the entire community, volunteers will be critical.

As a volunteer, you will receive medication for yourself and your family first, ahead of the general public.

After ensuring you and your family are safe, you will help your neighbors get their medicine from a familiar location, such as a local school. These sites are called “points of dispensing” – or PODs.





Georgia Responds is the organization representing Georgia’s health and medical volunteer programs, and the simplest way to give back to your community. Less paperwork. More helping. Volunteers need to be organized, pre-credentialed, and ready to mobilize. Registration is now simplified through a one-step registration portal.


If you are a health care provider, you may donate care to Georgia’s uninsured – now with the protection of sovereign immunity – in the Georgia Volunteer Health Care Program (GVHCP). Or, be part of a national initiative to assist emergency response and public safety organizations during a disaster with SERVGA – the program that alleviates issues associated with non-certified and spontaneous volunteerism through an innovative pre-credentialing system. Even help build a strong, safe and resilient community with The Medical Reserve Corps, a national network of locally based volunteer groups, health departments, hospitals and other emergency responders. Georgia Responds places all of these programs at your fingertips.



Prepare Yourself

For a customized emergency plan that includes a detailed checklist with items specific to you and your family’s needs, as well as a communications plan to help you reconnect after an emergency, visit Ready and create a user profile.

If you're ready for a zombie apocalypse, then you're ready for any emergency.