Medical Reserve Corps
Each of the 31 Virginia Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) units are comprised of teams of medical and public health professionals who, along with interested community members, volunteer their skills, expertise and time to support ongoing public health initiatives and emergencies.
Virginia has more than 12,600 community members who volunteer to "Protect Virginia’s Health.” Local MRC volunteers support
health education, communicable disease outbreak investigations, emergency shelters, community medical screenings, rabies vaccination and flu vaccination clinics, first aid stations at community events, emergency preparedness outreach and much more.
During a large-scale public health event, such as a pandemic influenza outbreak or bioterrorism attack, public health staffing resources will be quickly utilized beyond their capacity. MRC volunteers are the essential staffing support needed to keep communities healthy and safe.
To learn more about the MRC and apply to volunteer go to http://www.vamrc.org/. You can also find the Virginia Medical Reserve Corps on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/VAMRC and YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/VAMRC.