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New River Valley MRC


Welcome to the New River Valley Medical Reserve Corps!

The New River Valley Medical Reserve Corps is a cadre of volunteer health professionals and community members trained to respond and assist with public health emergencies and public health activities throughout the New River Health District.

The New River Valley Medical Reserve Corps recruits for practicing, retired or otherwise employed medical professionals, as well as community members with non-medical skills.  Physicians, pharmacists, nurses, epidemiologists and paramedics are just a sampling of the medical community which is accepted for service.  Clergy, translators, sign language interpreters, clerks, volunteer coordinators and all other members of our communities are also encouraged to consider becoming a part of the local unit. 

If you’re new to the MRC, please take a minute to explore information About NRVMRC and learn more about who we are, the area we cover, and the services we provide. We’d love to have you as a volunteer! When you are ready to join our team, click on “Become a Volunteer” and start your journey with us.

Once you have registered with the NRVMRC through the Virginia Volunteer Health System, please return to this page to view our brief orientation video.  To reach this video please follow this link:

Once you have completed the video please return to this page to take our orientation quiz.  To reach the quiz please follow this link:

Thank you for your interest in the NRVMRC!

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Why Volunteer?


You Never Know
When Your Community Might Need You.

The success of our response to a large-scale public health event, such as a pandemic or bioterrorism attack, depends on how quickly and effectively we can mobilize MRC volunteers. MRC units throughout the state actively improve and protect their community’s public health by supporting:

  • Health education and preventative health screenings.
  • Efforts to provide medical services to at-risk populations.
  • Communicable disease outbreak response.
  • Volunteer emergency preparedness training and exercises.
  • Local, state and national response to terrorism attacks and disasters; providing staffing support for medical services, emergency shelters, mental health outreach, dispensing sites for medications and vaccinations, disease investigations and environmental health efforts for food and human safety.

Last Updated: 12-15-2014

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