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Medical Reserve Corps

In a disaster or major emergency, volunteers are needed for activities that support disaster relief groups, community safety organizations, emergency medical services, and community public health efforts. The Medical Reserve Corp (MRC) is a body of Medical and Non-Medical Volunteers who are trained to respond to emergency and non-emergency events/incidents. Medical background is not required to sign up for the MRC. 

The Schenectady County Medical Reserve Corp was activated as part of the COVID-19 Pandemic response and also assisted at Vaccination Points of Dispensing (PODs). 

What is the Medical Reserve Corps? 

Founded in 2001, the Medical Reserve Corps is a partner program with Citizen Corps, a national network of volunteers dedicated to ensuring hometown security. The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Program coordinates the skills of practicing and retired physicians, nurses, and other health professionals as well as other citizens interested in health issues, who are eager to volunteer to address their community's ongoing public health needs and help their community during large-scale emergencies.    LEARN MORE

Volunteer Opportunities With the Medical Reserve Corp:

Choose opportunities that match your skills, interests, and availability. Free "on-the-spot" and scheduled preparedness training. You will play a vital role in enhancing community safety and preparedness for all types of emergencies.

  • Emergency and Non-emergency Situations
  • Trauma, home health, and mass casualty care
  • Community Health Education
  • Administrative and other support services
  • Distribution of vaccines, antibiotics, and other medical supplies.
  • Translation services to assist non-English speakers or hearing-impaired residents.
  • Support for various public health programs and initiatives

Become a Schenectady County Medical Reserve Corp Volunteer Today!
No Medical Experience Needed

Becoming a Medical Reserve Corps volunteer is easy!

  1. Sign up online using the ServNY Portal
  2. Login using your Health Commerce System credentials or your account
  3. Complete the Medical Reserve Corps Application
  4. The Schenectady County Volunteer Coordinator will notify you when your application is accepted
  5. Join the Schenectady Medical Reserve Corp and act now to make a difference

Register to Serve Today!

Experience the rewards of volunteering by connecting with the community and helping others.

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