Register with MRC
Register with the Medical Reserve Corps.
MRC is a partner program of Citizen Corps, a national network of volunteers dedicated to ensuring hometown security. Citizen Corps, along with the Corporation for National and Community Service, and the Peace Corps are all part of the President's USA Freedom Corps, which promotes volunteerism and service throughout the nation.
MRC units are community-based and function as a locally-organized group of volunteers, medical professionals and others, who promote healthy living, prepare for and respond to emergencies. MRC volunteers supplement existing local emergency and public health resources.
MRC volunteers include physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, veterinarians, and epidemiologists. Other community members, such as interpreters, chaplains, office workers and legal advisors, can fill other vital support positions.
What Can MRC Volunteers Do?
Support local public health, while advancing the priorities of the U.S. Surgeon General:
- Promote disease prevention
- Improve health literacy
- Eliminate health disparities
- Enhance public health preparedness
- Assist local hospitals and health departments with surge personnel needs.
- Participate in mass prophylaxis, vaccination exercises and community disaster drills.
- Train with local emergency response partners.
How Can the MRC Benefit the Community?
- Bolster public health and emergency response infrastructures by providing supplemental personnel
- Enable communities to meet specific health needs
- Allow local communities more autonomy, less reliance on state and national resources
- Give community members the opportunity to participate in developing strategies to make their communities healthier and safer
- Provide mechanisms for information sharing and coordination between all partner organizations
- Provide a dialogue between emergency management and public health agencies