The purpose of the Harris County Medical Reserve Corps (HCPH MRC) program is to establish a network of medical and non-medical volunteers to strengthen public health, emergency response, and community resiliency during times of emergency as well as throughout the year.
This is accomplished by:
Recruiting healthcare professionals and volunteers in supporting roles.
Matching volunteers' skills to address community needs.
Training volunteers to respond effectively to local emergencies.
Improving awareness of individual and community preparedness through outreach and education.
MRC units are community-based and function to locally organize and utilize 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, veterinarians, and epidemiologists. Many community members - Interpreters, chaplains, office workers, legal advisors, and others - fill key support positions.
Each MRC unit is organized and trained to address a wide range of challenges from public health education to disaster response. These community members have worked hard to master a variety of skills - in medicine, public health, safety, logistics, communications, public service, animal care, and several other areas. Volunteering with the Medical Reserve Corps is a simple and effective way to use and improve those skills, while helping to keep family, friends and neighbors safe and healthy.
How to Register As An MRC Volunteer:
Visit the Texas Disaster Volunteer Registry at https://www.texasdisastervolunteerregistry.org/*
Click on the Register Now button on the right side of the screen. The very first thing on the application page is Organizations - click Add Organization.
A screen will pop up allowing you to search for Harris County Organizations.
Click on the + plus sign which drops down all organizations within Harris County.
Check mark the option Harris County Medical Reserve Corps then click on the Select button.
Complete the rest of your application.
*If you are a Medical professional, please fill out the Occupation page fully.
Fill out the volunteer application: https://hcph.vsyslive.com/pages/app:EVENT
The User ID is your email address. Select your own password.
For Volunteer Preferences, choose COVID19 Volunteer.
Skip the Availability section as it is not relevant.
Please click Agree with the last form for MRC volunteers only - Release / Indemnification form. Once selected, you are now registered as an MRC volunteer!
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Harris County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)
2223 West Loop South, Suite 735, Houston, TX 77027, US
The mission of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is to engage volunteers to strengthen public health, emergency response, and community resiliency.
Who can join a Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) unit? Community members, with or without medical training, who are willing to support public health on a daily basis or during public health emergencies are encouraged to join. This includes professionals from all of the health occupations. MRC units have non-medical volunteers who provide education, logistics, communication, coordination and other support.