Volunteer with the MRC
Volunteer with the Medical Reserve Corps
The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. The MRC network comprises approximately 180,000 volunteers in roughly 860 community-based units located throughout the United States and its territories.
MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals, as well as other community members without healthcare backgrounds. MRC units engage these volunteers to strengthen public health, improve emergency response capabilities, and build community resiliency. They prepare for and respond to natural disasters, such as wildfires, hurricanes, tornados, blizzards, and floods, as well as other emergencies affecting public health, such as disease outbreaks. They frequently contribute to community health activities that promote healthy habits.
The Benefits of Membership
MRC volunteers gain valuable skills and a network of neighbors who are also interested in helping our community.
- Serve your family, friends, neighbors and loved ones in your town and beyond
- Be part of a team trained to provide medical, public, and mental health support during an emergency
- Network with other medical and public health professionals, as part of a critically important and specialized team
- Participate in initiatives that enhance and strengthen public health such as vaccination and health education programs
- An MRC trained volunteer could be part of a team mobilized during a national emergency such as Hurricane Katrina
- Free training and continuing education credits – learn about:
- Personal safety in emergency situations
- Emergency management
- Incident Command System
- Become familiar with existing local emergency plans, procedures, and facilities
- It feels SO good to help people. READ what some of our volunteers have to say about their service to others…
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