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To become a volunteer, the BVRC utilizes MA Responds, the online registration system for public health, health care, and emergency response volunteers.

  1. To register on MA Responds, go to
  2. Under “add organizations” click on MRC, Region 4A, Burlington Volunteer Reserve Corps (for assistance with registering go to
  3. Then, come to the Burlington Board of Health office to complete the CORI Form and have your picture taken.


(click below for instructions on how to choose BVRC as your organization)

What Do Volunteers Do?

  • Public Health Emergencies
  • Flu Clinics
  • American Red Cross Blood Drives
  • Hazardous Waste Collections
  • Blood Pressure Clinics
  • Marketing and Outreach
  • Health Fairs
  • Local Cable TV Show “Be Prepared”
  • Emergency Preparedness Drills

What Benefits Will I Get From Volunteering?

  • Satisfaction in knowing you’re helping to keep our community healthier for everyone
  • Free training such as CPR/First Aid, Psychological First Aid, Sheltering and Emergency Preparedness
  • Networking with others who share your interests
  • Valuable experience that can be noted in your resume.

What Happens In An Emergency?

BVRC Volunteers train to respond to emergencies such as disease outbreaks, shelters, vaccination clinics and other emergencies. Volunteers are contacted by phone or email and asked if they are available to respond. Volunteers are not obligated to participate in emergency deployments.

Who Should Join?

ANYONE can volunteer! Whatever your experience or training; medical or non-medical, MRCs needs you!

Public Health Professionals

Epidemiologists • Health Educators

Practicing, Retired or Otherwise Employed Health Professionals and Students

Physicians • Nurses • Pharmacists • Dentists • Nursing Assistants • Veterinarians • Respiratory Therapists

Others Who are Interested in Assisting their Community

Including social workers, interpreters, chaplains, and those who can provide support and administrative assistance

Want More Information?

If you would like to be a volunteer responder during a Massachusetts health-related emergency or event, you have come to the right place!

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