Medical Reserve Corps (MRCs)

The Medical Reserve Corps is a community-based, civilian volunteer program that helps build the public health infrastructure of communities nationwide.

Each MRC unit is organized and trained to address a wide range of challenges from public health education to disaster response.

The MRC exists to improve the health and safety of our communities and our region.   Units are made up of medical and non-medical volunteers who are trained to respond to public health emergencies and disasters when activated by a local community or hospital. Members also participate in and conduct education and outreach events throughout the year that promote our mission of community health, emergency preparedness, and resiliency.

MRC units engage these volunteers to strengthen public health, improve emergency response capabilities, and build community resiliency. They prepare for and respond to natural disasters, such as wildfires, hurricanes, tornados, blizzards, and floods, as well as other emergencies affecting public health, such as disease outbreaks. They frequently contribute to community health activities that promote healthy habits. Examples of activities that MRC volunteers participate in and support include:

To volunteer or partner with your local MRC, contact one of the Directors listed below.

Upper Merrimack Valley MRC

Westford Health Department
55 Main Street (Mailing Address)
23 Depot Street (Office)
Westford, MA 01886

Jeff Stephens, Director

Northern Essex County

Boxford Town Hall
7 Spofford Rd, Boxford, MA 01921

Liisa Jackson, MRC Coordinator

North Shore-Cape Ann Emergency Preparedness Coalition and Medical Reserve Corps

Gloucester Health Department
3 Pond Road, City Hall Annex
Gloucester, MA 01930

Liisa Jackson, MRC Coordinator

Northeastern Massachusetts Medical Reserve Corps

Haverhill Police Department
40 Bailey Boulevard
Haverhill, MA 01830

Paul Malone, Deputy Director of Emergency Management

Mystic Valley MRC

Medford Board of Health
85 George P. Hassett Drive
Medford, MA 02155

Liisa Jackson, MRC Coordinator

Ruth Clay, Director

Greater River Valley MRC

Andover Health Division
20 Main Street
Andover, MA 01845

Amy EwingDirector

Jake Lamond, MRC Coordinator