Wisconsin Emergency Assistance Volunteer Registry (WEAVR)

April 10-16 is National Volunteer Week

Wisconsin has over 2,000 volunteers from all over the state enrolled in the WEAVR system to ensure there are enough health professionals during public health emergencies. The volunteers are professionals in a variety of fields, such as behavioral health, EMTs, social work, nursing, physicians, pharmacy, veterinary, and more. WEAVR volunteers are called upon to bring their expertise to emergency situations in Wisconsin.

Thank you for being a vital part of public health emergency response!

Volunteers set up Medical Reserve Corps Pavillion

Volunteers set up Medical Reserve Corps Mobile Medical Unit

Medical Reserve Corps volunteers

Volunteers for National Preparedness Month


WEAVR is live and ready for you to become a member. WEAVR benefits you as a health professional volunteer and those with other skills who may be called upon to respond to a public health emergency. Your health professional license/certification/registration information can be verified by state and national databases allowing for faster deployment of volunteers in an emergency.

Thank you for considering joining WEAVR.

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Editor'’s note: WEAVR is open to active and retired health care professionals and also welcomes behavioral health and animal health professionals.

What is WEAVR?

The Wisconsin Emergency Assistance Volunteer Registry (WEAVR),  is a secure, password-protected, Web-based volunteer registration system for health care and behavioral health professionals. Volunteers interested in filling critical response and recovery roles following a major public health emergency self-register and are the only ones that can update their information.

Local Public Health and Medical Reserve Corps and WI-1 DMAT Local Administrators: Training Session is an archived session recorded on September 18, 2013. It contains information about WEAVR system changes in place since June 2013.


Wisconsin Statute Chapter 257 provides liability and worker’s compensation for specified licensed health professionals deployed as volunteers during a declared emergency.  To be considered for this coverage, you must join WEAVR. 

Based on the information collected from each volunteer, public health officials identify those individuals willing to fill the specific volunteer roles needed in an emergency.  Public health officials will use the WEAVR registry to generate a list of volunteers to be contacted. Those contacted will be given information on where to report and the role that is needed, as well as the option to accept or decline the opportunity. Training will be provided at the reporting site.  

More questions about WEAVR? See a list of Frequently Asked Questions.

Last Revised: May 31, 2016