Southwest Virginia Medical Reserve Corps

The Southwest Virginia Medical Reserve Corps is comprised of health care professionals and community members committed to sharing their time and talents to support the public health community in Southwest Virginia. Established in 2004, this volunteer organization is 1 of 800 units in the national network.

Since March 12, 2020, the Southwest Virginia Medical Reserve Corps has been active in EVERY aspect of the COVID-19 response – call centers, mental wellness support, clerical support, infection prevention, patient monitoring, contact tracing, testing, administering vaccine and all aspects of the community vaccination response. In addition, volunteers continued to support the DEA Drug Take Back and seasonal flu infection prevention.  As of December 31, 2021, more than 440 volunteers have provided in excess of 17,000 hours of service. This equates to volunteer in-kind support to the Virginia Department of Health of almost $500,000.

Practicing, licensed, retired health care professionals, as well as community members with non-medical skills, who live and/or work in the Cumberland Plateau, Lenowisco and Mount Rogers Health Districts, are encouraged to consider membership. Those interested in joining must complete an application, orientation and a background screening. Once approved, volunteers will be ready to respond.

Please contact the team leadership by clicking the Contact Information tab on the left for more information or to submit questions.

Membership in the Southwest Virginia Medical Reserve Corps requires the following:

Membership in the Southwest Virginia Medical Reserve Corps requires the following:

  1. Completed application in the Virginia Volunteer Health System, including copy of Driver’s License and Profile Photo
  2. Copy of medical licensure (if applicable)
  3. Volunteer Orientation and Initial Training
  4. Background Screening (no cost to volunteer)

Once the initial orientation and training is completed, the Corps member will be able to attend a variety of training opportunities that are offered during the year and assist with a wide variety of public health events and activities.

Serving Cumberland Plateau, Lenowisco and Mount Rogers Health Districts

Volunteers Building Strong, Healthy and Prepared Communities