The MRC was created to help recruit, organize and coordinate volunteer resources in times of emergencies.
Lessons learned from September 11, 2001 and other disasters have identified the following:
Medical professionals may be over-committed and unable to respond
Citizens are a great resource when trained and organized
Initial response to disaster is a local response
Recruit and credential volunteers prior to crisis
Job descriptions and training must be developed prior to events
To learn more about the Medical Reserve Corps visit the National MRC web site or reference the FAQ’s below.
BE AN AMBASSADOR FOR PUBLIC HEALTH IN YOUR COMMUNITY
We also need physicians and other health professionals.
WHY? Serve your community, training
WHEN? FLEX HOURS, training provided
WHO? Opportunities for everyone –seniors, students, empty nesters, anyone who has free time and a desire to serve
WHAT? Opportunities for everyone- if you have a good attitude, friendly personality, caring nature, we have something for you- we need receptionists, greeters, file clerks, keyboards or typists, appointment scheduling, assistance at health fairs, public speakers, assistance with distribution of educational materials.
HOW? Complete the form (coming soon), press submit.
**Applicants will be contacted by phone or email following the receipt of volunteer form.
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