As natural disasters and maladies spread across the globe, members of the Montgomery County Health Department are inviting the public, both medical and non-medical personnel, to join its Medical Reserve Corps (MRC).
The corps, a volunteer-based program, is organized locally to improve the health and safety of the community by preparing to respond to natural disasters and disease outbreaks.
Medical Reserve Corps volunteers may be activated to staff outside health clinics, provide informational briefing for first responders and residents, perform mental health interventions and aid in other relief efforts.
Volunteers may also contribute to community health activities such as health fairs, coordinate drills and participate in community service events.
In the event of an emergency, the health department’s MCR unit coordinator will activate volunteers and match their capabilities and schedules with local demand for responses.
Free training will be provided to those who are interested in becoming part of the Montgomery County Medical Reserve Corps.
Information regarding training will be provided at a later date.
While the corps is not being activated at this time, those interested in becoming a volunteer may request for an application to be mailed to them by emailing the health department at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 217-532-2001.