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.