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The volunteer program is designed to identify and register county residents who are willing to assist during a public health emergency.
The program consists of both healthcare professionals (physicians, nurses, EMTs)
and community volunteers with a focus on assisting at a distribution site (medicines) or medical needs shelter.
Online/in-person trainings, seminars and exercises are offered/occur throughout the year.
The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a network of community-based, locally organized units comprised of volunteers who help ensure their communities are healthy, prepared, and resilient. MRC volunteers are pre-identified, pre-registered, trained, and exercised.
In addition to promoting healthy living throughout the year, MRC volunteers are especially vital during emergencies and disasters when paid public health and emergency response assets are overwhelmed.
In New Jersey, there are 24 MRC Units housed within local health departments.
MRC community health volunteers provide services such as language translation/interpretation, education and outreach, hospitality, food services, reception, logistics, security, and assistance to individuals with disabilities, access and functional needs.
Interested in Joining the MRC?