Greenwich MRC Volunteer
Greenwich Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)
The Greenwich Department of Health is actively seeking to recruit both medical and non-medical public health volunteers in the community to assist during public health emergencies and related health programs. The Medical Reserve Corps program focuses on registering volunteers to staff mass dispensing clinics (e.g., dispensing antibiotics or vaccines) and to respond to threats ranging from pandemic influenza, bioterrorist attacks to severe storms such as super-storm Sandy. However, the MRC could be activated for a wide range of support services needed in the community, such as health fairs and seasonal influenza clinics
About Greenwich Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)
101 Field Point Rd, Greenwich, CT 06830, US
The mission of the Greenwich Medical Reserve Corps is to provide trained and prepared individuals, from both medical and non-medical backgrounds, who will respond to public health emergencies and other health related community needs, in an effort to save lives and reduce the threat of disease or injury.
The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a specialized component of Citizen Corps, a national network of volunteers dedicated to ensuring hometown security. Citizen Corps, along with AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and the Peace Corps are part of the USA Freedom Corps, which promotes volunteerism and service throughout the nation.
The Division of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps (DCVMRC) is the national program office of the MRC and is housed within the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The DCVMRC supports the MRC network by providing technical assistance, coordination, communications, strategy and policy development, grants and contract oversight, training and other associated services. It functions as a clearinghouse for information and best practices to help communities establish, implement, and maintain MRC units in order to achieve their local visions for public health and emergency preparedness.
The DCVMRC also oversees the 11 MRC Regional Coordinators that represent the 10 MRC regions across the United States and its territories. Please visit our MRC Regional Coordinators page for more information
MRC units are community-based and function as a way to locally organize and utilize medical and non-medical 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, social workers, veterinarians, and epidemiologists. Many community members with non-medical backgrounds--interpreters, chaplains, office workers, legal advisors, and others--can fill other key support positions.