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Our communities are building the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and are looking for medical and non-medical residents who are interested in volunteering.
The Medical Reserve Corps are MRC units are community-based and function as a way 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.
The~MRC was founded after President Bush’s 2002 State of the Union Address, in which he asked all Americans to volunteer in support of their country.~It 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 President's USA Freedom Corps, which promotes volunteerism and service nationwide.
If you are interested, please go to www.mrcvolunteer.org for more information and to register to be a volunteer go to: www.maresponds.org
Some of our MRC volunteer opportunities
Disaster Shelter operations 100’s of shelters staffed over the years during 2008 Ice storms, 2011 tornado response, H1N1 vaccination clinics, Snow-Ice and flooding shelter operations, 6 months in Westport for Animal sheltering in Westport.
Active shooter, Decon, code pink, Emergency dispensing site, Disaster Shelter Operations, Field Triage and Animal Sheltering.
Sheltering, Psychological First Aid, Emergency Dispensing, Until Help Arrives (stop the bleed), Infectious disease, weather related disasters and family, pet and business preparedness.
Public Flu clinics, Preparedness outreach, New Mother’s program, Opiate prevention program, Hoarding disorder support, first aid stations for marathons, road races and community events.
You get to meet and train with other response volunteers and give back to your community!