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The Blue Ridge Medical Reserve Corps started in 2010 and has joined the other 880 MRC units that are part of the National Medical Reserve Corps program.MRC units are community oriented group of volunteers who want to help supplement existing emergency and public health resources to the Central Virginia community.

Blue Ridge MRC

Blue Ridge MRC Purpose

The purpose of the Blue Ridge/ Central Virginia MRC unit is to:

  • Create an organizational structure to match volunteers’ skills and knowledge with the community’s needs.
  • Promote and educate public health and healthy lifestyles in the Blue Ridge community.
  • Expand the capacity and ability to respond to local health needs and emergencies in the City of Lynchburg, City of Bedford, Amherst County, Appomattox County, Bedford County, and Campbell County.  
  • Create a credentialed and knowledgeable team that is trained and ready to be activated during emergencies.
  • Encourage health professionals and community members into local service and volunteering for their community.

MRC Volunteers may be called upon to dispense medications, administer vaccinations, provide care to evacuees living in emergency shelters, or assist in many other ways. MRC Volunteers are healthcare professionals (physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, veterinarians, x-ray technicians, certified nurse’s aides, etc.), administrative professionals (office managers, communication specialists, clerical staff, etc.), or any community member willing to help.

The Blue Ridge MRC is comprised of volunteers from the cities of Bedford and Lynchburg and the counties of Appomattox, Amherst, Campbell, and Bedford counties who are willing to support public health!

Volunteer Requirements

To become an MRC volunteer requires the following:
A. Completed application
B. Volunteer Orientation and Initial Training
C. Up-to-date contact information on file

Once the initial orientation and training is completed, the MRC member will be able to attend a variety of elective training opportunities/exercises that will be offered during the year.


“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.”


Last Updated: 06-30-2014

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