What is the Medical Reserve Corps?

The Medical Reserve Corps is a national organization of medical and non-medical volunteers who support government and non-governmental agencies in public health crisis and local disasters that may overwhelm the existing system.

Past volunteer events include:
  • delivering Meals on Wheels to medically fragile elderly and providing a quick health check during a hurricane.
  • staffing medical special-needs shelters after a hurricane
  • augmenting hospital and clinic staff
  • providing assistance to City of Houston, Harris County PHES, and American Red Cross shelters
  • providing clinical support to the National Kidney Foundation's free kidney screenings
  • providing over 100 non-clinical volunteers for the City of Houston's H1N1 flu vaccination clinics
  • assisting with first aid stations for the BP MS150 and the Chevron Houston Marathon
  • assisting with local blood drives for Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center and MD Anderson Hospital

    What are the benefits of joining?

    (1) MRC volunteers have the opportunity to help meet urgent medical needs of those affected by public health crisis and/or disasters in our region.

    (2) Trainings are offered throughout the year usually at no charge and include disaster preparedness and access to resources for developing personal preparedness plans for households and businesses.

    How can I get involved?

    To apply to be an MRC volunteer, please CLICK HERE to be directed to our online application.

    Planning & Preparedness Resources

    Harris County Citizen Corps training Hurricane Planning for MRC Volunteers
    In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness (FEMA)

    MRC Office Staff:
    Lunetta Sims, Program Coordinator

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    MRC volunteer, Maggie Elestwani, RN, participating in a mass prophylaxis table top exercise.

    "Harris County Medical Corps volunteers are essential partners and play a crucial role in disaster response," said Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, director of the Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management. "This group of professionals is always ready and willing to help during times of crisis. I congratulate them for this well deserved recognition."