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Virginia MRC Health Care
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Anyone can volunteer.

Whatever your experience or training, your community needs you. In Virginia there are 31 MRC units and more than 12,500 volunteers. Because each community has different needs, the MRC units throughout Virginia vary in structure and activities. Learn more about the local MRC unit in your area.

Virginia MRC units participate in a variety of activities. 

    • H1N1 Flu Pandemic, 2009-2010: Over 2,000 VA MRC volunteers staffed vaccination clinics, public information inquiry phone lines and emergency operation centers.   The total value of volunteer efforts for H1N1 was over $825,000!
    • Health Screenings: VA MRC volunteers continue to provide free health screenings at senior living residences, homeless shelters and community events.
    • Medical Surge:  VA MRC units augment hospital and emergency medical service operations by staffing basic and advanced life support tents at large community events such as the Battle of Bull Run in Manassas and the Blue Angels Air Show in Lynchburg.
    • Seasonal Flu Vaccinations:  Yearly, VA MRC volunteers support school and community based seasonal flu vaccination clinics for at risk populations.
    • Tornado Response:  Eastern region MRC volunteers provided tetanus shots, health information and first aid to community members after the 2008 Tornados in Suffolk.
    • Rabies & Disaster Preparedness Clinic: Eastern region MRC volunteers provided free rabies vaccinations to animals and emergency preparedness education to community members.

    You can choose to support daily public health activities, volunteer during emergencies – or both. We understand that your work and personal commitments will determine your availability. Required training is offered in a classroom setting, via CD ROM, through self-guided study materials and online. It’s our goal for you to be trained and ready when you’re needed.

    Volunteering Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated: 06-30-2014

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