Welcome to the Ohio Responds Volunteer Registry

The Ohio Responds Volunteer Registry is the State of Ohio’s online system for managing public health and healthcare professionals who wish to volunteer.  This site supports a variety of personnel who may be called to action during disasters, all-hazards response efforts, and public health activities.  Ohio Responds is the system used to notify volunteers of the specific events happening in their community.

Ohio is currently recruiting volunteers to assist with the COVID-19 vaccination.  Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy interns, emergency medical technicians, dentists, dental hygienists, optometrists, respiratory care professionals, and veterinarians are encouraged to volunteer.

Requirements to register:

  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must comply with any training requirements of the group(s) you join.
  • Must ensure profile information is up to date at all times (contact numbers, professional license, etc.)
  • Must complete all required fields when filling out the application.
  • Must complete the short Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Orientation linked to the application.



Start by clicking on the “Register Now” button.  The first step is to select an organization: click on the “Add Organizations” link.  Please choose the plus sign (+) in front of the “Medical Reserve Corps Organizations” please choose your county of residence. Continue to complete the application. For information on limited liability protection, please refer to the Liability Protection tab above.                                 

What does it take to register for disaster service?

  1. During the on-line registration process, you will be asked to enter information regarding your license (if applicable).
  2. Enter information about the best way to contact you, and other relevant background information.
  3. Once you've registered, your credentials will be validated -  so that you can be deployed quickly and efficiently. Your information will only be viewed by authorized system managers.


Once I'm registered, what happens next?

  1. During a State or national disaster, (e.g., an earthquake severe weather event, or public health emergency), this system will be accessed by authorized medical/health officials at the State Emergency Operations Center or your county.
  2. If a decision is made to request your service, you will be contacted using the information you enter on the site. If you agree to deploy, your information will be forwarded to the appropriate field operational officials.


Thank you for Volunteering!

ALREADY REGISTERED? If you have already completed the registration process or wish to return to an in-progress registration, please LOG IN using the log in field on this page.  You can join/remove unit affiliation from the same account.  If necessary, contact your local administrator at https://ohioresponds.odh.ohio.gov/

Please DO NOT create multiple accounts.

If you do not remember your username or password, please click on the forgot Username or Password link. https://ohioresponds.odh.ohio.gov/pw_assist_request.php