Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)

1200px-MedicalReserveCorpsLogo Opens in new windowThe Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of local volunteer units that engage their local communities to strengthen public health, reduce vulnerability, build resilience, and improve preparedness, response, and recovery capabilities.

Find out more information about MRC here: 

Example of volunteer activities during normal operations: 

Example of volunteer activities during disaster operations:

  • Clinical support for unsheltered or other vulnerable folks during heat/smoke/severe weather emergencies (may include supporting shelter operations or field visits
  • Medical Countermeasures (MCM)/vaccination for communicable diseases (measles, MPOX, COVID)
  • MCM/medical materiel distribution (cipro, PPE)
  • Case investigation and contact tracing (with additional training)
  • Call center staffing during surge events
  • Support for people needing to isolate or quarantine (food delivery, transportation)
  • Provide education on sanitation and drinking water safety (maybe door-to-door in impacted areas)
  • Mortuary operations

Watch the MRC Introduction Zoom meeting here: MRC Introduction Zoom