The mission of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is to engage volunteers to strengthen public health, emergency response and community resiliency. MRC units are community-based and function as a way to locally organize and utilize volunteers who want to donate their time and expertise to prepare for and respond to emergencies and promote healthy living throughout the year. MRC volunteers supplement existing emergency and public health resources.
MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, veterinarians, and epidemiologists. Many community members—interpreters, chaplains, office workers, legal advisors, and others—can fill key support positions.
The Medical Reserve Corps provides support at many community events throughout the year, giving first aid and health screenings at local events, and participating in trainings and disaster drills throughout the surrounding communities. Read more about how Corps volunteers are getting involved over the next year.
Eastern Nebraska/Western Iowa Medical Reserve Corps members participated in 56 activities in 2012, utilizing 2,469 volunteer hours from 418 volunteers. That's a value of $70,321! Read more about how Medical Reserve Corps volunteers made a difference in 2012.