Leading Communities Toward a Culture of health


Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is part of a national network of local groups of volunteers committed to improving the public health, emergency response, and resiliency of their communities. GTC partners with the Harris County Office of Emergency Management to manage a volunteer-ready group during disasters and/or emergency responses.

Past local MRC 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 during mass surge events
  • providing assistance to City of Houston, Harris County Public Heath and Environmental Services, and American Red Cross shelters
  • providing over 100 non-clinical volunteers for the City of Houston’s H1N1 flu vaccination clinics
  • assisting with first aid stations for major events i.e. the BP MS150, the Chevron Houston Marathon, Tough Mudder competitions, Walk4Hearing, and Santa Maria Run for Recovery
  • assisting with local blood drives for Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center and MD Anderson Hospital

 What are the benefits of joining?

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

Registration requires two steps as an MRC volunteer.  (1) Sign up in our notification system here and (2) register here.  Welcome aboard!

Planning & Preparedness Resources

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

MRC Office Staff:
Angela Tellez-Perez, Medical Reserve Corps Volunteer Coordinator