Medical Reserve Corps
The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national volunteer program established after 9/11 by the U.S. Surgeon General. The MRC is dedicated to the pre-identification, advance preparation, and credentialing of local health professionals to repsond in large-scale medical or public health emergencies such as natural disasters, disease pandemics, or acts of terrorism.
Medical and non-medical volunteers are trained tro be ready to repsond to community health emergencies in a structured way. Volunteers serve alongside public health and emergency services professionals. They support special needs shelters, help in mass-dispensing of medication and vaccinations, aid disease outbreak investigations, and help in many other ways.
Who can volunteer?
Health Care Professionals - The MRC Needs practicing or retired Florida licensed health care professionals such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists/technicians, respiratory therapists, social workers, mental health counselors, health educators, epidemiologists, EMT's/paramedics, veterinarians/technicians, etc.
Non-Health Care Professionals - The MRC also needs volunteers for key support roles such as logistics, administration, greeters, educators, communications, safety, security, clinic flow direction, registration, interpreters, petcare, and chaplain services.
Steps to join the Florida Medical Reserve Corps
1. Complete and submit the FL MRC Basic Contact Form to join the FL MRC Network.
2. Locate the closest local FL MRC Unit and FL MRC Coordinator in your area.
3. Review and complete the FL MRC Volunteer required trainings and paperwork.
4. Once you have completed all of the FL MRC Volunteer requirements, your contact information will be added to the Florida Department of Health’s Alerting & Notification System (State ESAR-VHP Responder Registry – Everbridge SERVFL Application).