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Most Newton Medical Reserve Corps volunteers live or work in Newton.

To join the Newton MRC, register at and create an account.

You’ll be given the option to choose the MRC unit you would like to affiliate with. The Newton MRC is listed under Region 4B. Once you have completed your profile in MA Responds, print a CORI form from the MA Responds website. Once you have completed the form, be sure to email it to We will reach out to you with next steps for joining the Newton MRC.

Questions? Please reach out! Call (617) 796-1420 or send an email to

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 Newton 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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