Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)

Volunteers Building Strong, Healthy and Prepared Communities

​During a large-scale public health emergency such as an influenza pandemic or an act of bio-terrorism, medical volunteers would be urgently needed to assist local health officials with functions such as dispensing medications, vaccinating people, language translation, or other tasks as needed. Creating such a team prior to an emergency is essential to assure that at we can quickly mobilize to serve our community.

MRC volunteers of all kinds can take additional satisfaction knowing they would likely be working in their own community caring for their own families and neighbors. As a MRC member, you will have an opportunity to informally network with medical professionals from our county and across New York State. Volunteers will be provided with training in operating a Point-of-Dispensing (POD) site, disaster management, incident command, local disaster plans, recognition of biological and chemical contaminants and other pertinent topics.

​A wide range of licensed or certified health professionals, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, veterinarians, mental health providers and others is needed. You can be be currently practicing, retired or in-training. Non-medical volunteers with skill sets including security, information technology, logistics and transportation will also be needed to support the health professionals. 

Unfortunately, numerous well-meaning volunteers were turned away in the aftermath of 9/11 because it was not possible to verify their credentials. Having a functional MRC established will prevent that from happening in Monroe County. 

We recognize however that your time is important and therefore we pledge to keep the time commitment to a minimum.

Please put your valued health skills to use in caring for your family and neighbors during an emergency by joining the Monroe County Medical Reserve Corps.

Monroe County MRC Coordinator​ 
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 585-753-5453

For additional information or help in registering, contact the Monroe County MRC Coordinator