Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)?

The Metro East 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 • Public Health Nurses • Other Public Health Officials

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 community members and professionals
  • Valuable experience in public health awareness
  • The ability to serve your community in a time of need

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

What Might MRC Volunteers Do?

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

Metro East 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
  • Support flu clinics (provide assistance)
  • Assist with community health education
  • Provide help at 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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