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The Newton MRC in 2021 will join the MetroEast MRC to take advantage of all the benefits a regional MRC approach has to offer. Effective January 2021, new Newton volunteers should join the MetroEast MRC.

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What is the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)?

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a community based group of volunteers who assist local public health departments to promote healthy living as well as to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergency events

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

What Can You Expect from the MRC?

  • Free training and educational opportunities
  • Identification cards which clearly identify you as part of our team
  • Networking opportunities with other area residents
  • Valuable experience in public health awareness

* MRC volunteers may receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon completion of training courses

What Might MRC Volunteers Do?

MRC Volunteers may be called upon to assist with: Natural Disasters (hurricanes, winter storms), Terrorism, Bioterrorism or Infectious Disease Outbreaks

MRC Volunteers may be asked to:
  • Apply medical care (within your level of expertise)
  • Dispense medication
  • Provide language and interpretation services
  • Offer administrative support
  • Greet residents
  • Health promotion
  • Flu clinics (provide assistance)
  • Health education community
  • Health fairs

Ready to Volunteer?

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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