Medical Reserve Corps


Whether you are a current volunteer, potential new volunteer, or an interested community member, we welcome you to our site.


The mission of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is to improve the health and safety of communities across the country by organizing volunteers to supplement existing emergency response resources when public health is threatened.

What Is the Medical Reserve Corps?

Medical Reserve CorpsThe Medical Reserve Corps (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 partner program with 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.

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 emergency situations.

MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals such as:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Dentists
  • Veterinarians
  • Non-Medical community members who fill key support positions