What is the Medical Reserve Corps?
The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of local groups of volunteers committed to improving the health, safety and resiliency of their communities. MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals, as well as other professionals and community members interested in strengthening the public health infrastructure and improving the preparedness and response capabilities of their local jurisdiction. MRC units identify, screen, train and organize the volunteers, and utilize them to support routine public health activities and augment preparedness and response efforts.
Greater Prince William MRC
The Greater Prince William Medical Reserve Corps (GPW MRC) is a force of dedicated medical and non-medial volunteers who are trained and ready to respond to emergencies that impact public health such as disease outbreaks, bio-terrorist events, or natural disasters. GPW MRC volunteers use their unique skills to serve the Prince William County and cities of Manassas and Manassas Park communities and are critical to supporting the Prince William Health District mission of A Community of Healthy People and a Healthy Environment.
The Greater Prince William Medical Reserve Corps was established in 2006. Our volunteers are active in efforts to strengthen public health, improve emergency response capabilities, and build community resiliency. They prepare for and respond to natural disasters, such as wildfires, hurricanes, tornados, blizzards, and floods, as well as other emergencies affecting public health, such as disease outbreaks. They frequently contribute to community health activities that promote healthy habits.
Who can volunteer with the MRC?
Everyone is encouraged to join the MRC! Medical experience is not required. Volutneers must be over 18. We need volunteers with a variety of skills sets and a passion for serving the community. MRC volunteers include practicing and retired medical and public health professionals as well as other community members who are interested in being trained to assist themselves and the community during an emergency.
Ready to Join?
You never know when your community might need you. We are looking for dedicated volunteers who are ready to step up and support the community during a public health emergency. Complete your volunteer application today and we will follow up with you regarding next steps. Don’t wait for the next emergency, sign up now!
Membership in the Greater Prince William Medical Reserve Corps requires the following:
A. Completed and up to date application in Virginia Volunteer Health System.
B. Copy of driver’s license (or other government-issued photo ID) and any professional license, if applicable).
C. Approved background check.
D. Volunteer orientation and initial training.
E. Participation in drills, exercises, training, and community events, as available.
Once the orientation and background check are completed, MRC volunteers will be able to attend a variety of training and volunteer opportunities that are offered during the year. MRC volunteers are notified of opportunities and needs for volunteers via phone and email alerts. Volunteers must never self-deploy.