Medical Reserve Corps
The Medical Reserve Corps is a national network of locally‐based volunteer groups that are dedicated to building strong, safe, and resilient communities. They do this by supporting local emergency response efforts, supporting local public health initiatives, and by participating in community preparedness activities.
The Medical Reserve Corps was originally created after the September 11 terrorist attacks when President Bush urged all Americans to volunteer in service of our country. It was clear during the attacks that there was a need for additional personnel to supplement emergency response efforts in a more organized fashion. The MRC provides the structure necessary to pre‐ train, credential, and identify volunteers before a disaster occurs.
The mission of the Clay County Medical Reserve Corps (CCMRC) is to enhance the emergency preparedness and response capabilities in Clay County
by recruiting and training a corps of medical, non‐medical, and public health volunteers to assist in response to an emergency, including mass dispensing/vaccination, natural disasters, and public health initiatives.
What do MRC Volunteers Do?
Participate in training and exercises
Care for individuals with special needs in emergency shelters
Assist with medication dispensing activities during a disease outbreak
Respond to emergencies at the request of the health department
Public Health Initiatives:
Blood pressure screenings
Providing first‐aid during a large scale event
MRC volunteers receive valuable training that can be helpful in various emergencies. Volunteers participate in online and classroom trainings such as CPR/First Aid, Personal Preparedness, Family Preparedness, Psychological First Aid, and the Incident Command System. MRC volunteers also participate in exercises put on by the health department, which is valuable preparation for responding to emergencies.
Become a Volunteer
1. Submit a volunteer application
2.Verification (You will not be responsible for paying for any verification processes)
- Background Check
- Licenses/Cert. Check
3. Approval or disapproval of the application
Once you have been approved as a volunteer, you will receive more information about upcoming orientations and training. We hope you will join us in our mission to improve the well‐being of Clay County!
MRC Volunteer Applications
Please don’t hesitate to contact the Clay County MRC Coordinator, Becky Wiley, at ClayCountyMRC@healthdept.org or at (618) 662‐4406 ext. 2161 with any questions, comments, or concerns.