The Massachusetts 4B Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) units are actively recruiting local pharmacists to volunteer with local public health emergency preparedness and response! Pharmacists are specifically needed for public fall flu clinics and looking ahead to dispensing a potential COVID-19 vaccine.
What is the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)?
The MRC is a national network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. The need for the Medical Reserve Corps program became apparent after the 9/11 terrorist attacks when medical and public health professionals, eager to volunteer in support of emergency relief activities, fount that there was no organized approach to channel their efforts.
Today, the MRC is organized under the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. Nationally, the program includes approximately 180,000 volunteers in roughly 860 community-based units located throughout the United States and its territories.
What can you expect from volunteering with the MRC?
- Free training and educational opportunities
- Networking opportunities with volunteers and preofessionals
- Volunable experience in public health preparedness & response
- The ability to serve your community in a time of need
What activities are MRC volunteers involved in?
- Emergency preparedness and response efforts
- Disaster Medical Support
- Vaccintation Clinics
- Emergency Sheltering Operations
- Mass Casualty Incidents
- Health Fairs
- Community Events
- & More!
Upcoming Events: (RSVP Required)
9/30: COVID-19 Facts & Myths
Time: 6:30 PM
Instructor: Christina Yen, MD
10/13: MRC Orientation
Time: 6:30 PM
Interested in joining the MRC? Click on your local unit!
Metro East MRC (Arlington, Belmont, Braintree, Cambridge, Chelsea, Cohasset, Everett, Hanover, Hingham, Hull, Norwell, Quincy, Revere, Scituate, Somerville, Watertown, Weymouth, Winthrop)
Norfolk County 8 MRC (Canton, Dedham, Milton, Needham, Norwood, Walpole, Wellesley, Westwood)