Medical Reserve Corps
The Nassau County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a community based, civilian, volunteer program that is committed to help strengthen local public health initiatives, as well as respond to disasters in our area.
Volunteers Building Strong, Healthy and Prepared Communities!
Why Should I Volunteer?
Volunteering with the Medical Reserve Corps is a simple and effective way to use and improve your skills, while helping to keep your family, friends and neighbors safe and healthy. The first response to any disaster is a local response. Being prepared to handle a large-scale emergency is a challenge for any community. A Medical Reserve Corps assists its community to be truly prepared by enlisting its residents to mobilize quickly to minimize disability, death and emotional trauma resulting from an emergency.
Imagine a community – or a nation – in which everyone volunteered. Everyone would expand their skills and knowledge. Everyone would be healthier. And everyone would have a more meaningful life. This is a future we all can work towards.
Who Can Volunteer?
Practicing, retired or otherwise employed medical professionals such as doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, physicians assistants, veterinarians, EMTs, and others.
How Can I Volunteer?
Fill out the MRC Application (PDF) and submit it with a copy of your driver license. If your application is accepted, you will be invited to an orientation where you will receive your MRC identification badge. You will then be eligible to attend any of our training classes, exercises, meetings, and events.
If we need to activate the MRC for a planned event or in response to an emergency, the Nassau County Department of Health would contact you by email and/or with the necessary information.
About the Medical Reserve Corps
The idea for a national volunteer corps emerged out of the tragic events of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Thousands of medical and public health professionals, eager to volunteer, overwhelmed local responders. Many highly skilled people were turned away. As a direct result of this need, the MRC was launched in 2002.
For more information or to apply, contact
Phone: 516-227-9627 or Fax: 516-227-9610