Medical Reserve Corps - Volunteers
The support of community volunteers is needed to help the RCHD meet the challenges of a large-scale public health emergency or disaster. That’s where the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) comes in. Recruiting and training a MRC unit is an important part of our emergency preparedness plan.
What is the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)?
The Medical Reserve Corps provides communities with medical and non-medical volunteers trained to assist in the event of a large-scale public health emergency. Volunteers will be called on to assist during emergencies that include hurricanes/severe weather or other incidents such as disease outbreaks, terrorism, or major accidents and disasters.
Who can volunteer?
Everyone is encouraged to join the Richmond MRC. The MRC is recruiting both medical and non-medical volunteers. We need people with a variety of skills.
What will I do during an emergency as an MRC volunteer?
What training will I receive?
MRC volunteers are offered orientations to the MRC and can receive training in emergency management, Personal & Family Preparedness, Bioterrorism Awareness, First AID, Pandemic Influenza, Points of Dispensing, and they can participate in RCHD emergency training exercises.
Click here for a multimedia presentation on the MRC public health training portal, TRAIN. (Registration required.)
For additional information and training locations, please contact Kate Bausman at 804-205-3730, or by email at Kate Bausman@vdh.virginia.gov