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 and excited to be celebrating its 20th Year Anniversary in 2024!

In 2023, volunteers provided over 1,000 hours of volunteer service and amassed over 450 hours in training. Impact 2023.  Much of 2023 was spent distributing public education and COVID-19 test kit packets.  Over 4,500 test kits were distributed at community events and local grocery stores.  Volunteers also began to get back to normal, non-COVID, community events including REVIVE! training at Rhythm & Roots, community recovery events, Five Bridges Mental Health Fair at Hungry Mother State Park, the Wytheville Senior Day in the Park and seasonal public school flu clinics.  Volunteers also participated in several regional training exercises with emergency preparedness partners.

As the Southwest Virginia MRC prepares to celebrate their 20th year, all community members are encouraged to consider membership. 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, can submit applications through the Virginia Volunteer Health System. Once the application is received, volunteers must complete on-line orientation, Cybersecurity & HIPAA Training for VA MRC and submit to a free background screening.

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. Cybersecurity & HIPAA for VA MRC Training
  5. Background Screening (no cost to volunteer)

Once orientation, Cybersecurity & HIPAA training, and the background screening is complete, the SWVA MRC 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