The New Orleans Medical Reserve Corps (NOMRC) is a diverse group of committed volunteers with skills and expertise to supplement public health emergency preparedness and response efforts in New Orleans.
We are looking for public health, medical and non-health volunteers to become NOMRC members! NOMRC members are trained to work in medical special needs shelters, staff triage stations during evacuations, and distribute prophylaxis during a disease outbreak or bioterrorist attack. In the past year, NOMRC members have run shelters during extreme weather events, conducted outreach on Zika virus, and operated first aid stations along Mardi Gras parade routes.
Health Professionals: The MRC needs practicing or retired Louisiana licensed health care professionals including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, social workers, mental health counselors, health educators, epidemiologists, dentists, paramedics/EMTs and veterinarians.
Healthcare providers must have an active Louisiana license in order to practice medicine. Healthcare professionals that do not have a current license may still volunteer in a support role.
Non-Health Professionals: The MRC also needs volunteers for key support roles (e.g. greeters, educators, security personnel, registration managers, interpreters, pet care and chaplain services).
Volunteers may be called upon during a public health crisis (e.g. natural disaster, mass casualty event, disease outbreak) but at no time will volunteers be required to respond. In order to be eligible to respond to a disaster, volunteers must complete a set of initial trainings, orientation and a background check. Optional trainings and activities are offered every quarter. Many of these opportunities offer free CEU, CNE or CME credits.
- Mental Health
- Disaster Response
- Counseling / Mental Health
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training