Medical Reserve Corps
National Priorities...Meeting Local Needs
The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) was founded in 2002. The MRC is a partner program of Citizen Corps, a national network of volunteers dedicated to ensuring hometown security. Citizen Corps, along with the Corporation for National and Community Service, and the Peace Corps are all part of the President's USA Freedom Corps, which promotes volunteerism and service throughout the nation.
MRC units are community-based and function as a way to locally organize and utilize volunteers—medical professionals and others—who want to donate their time and expertise to promote healthy living throughout the year and to prepare for and respond to emergencies. MRC volunteers supplement existing local emergency and public health resources.
MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals such as physicians, nurses, respiratory therapist, pharmacists, dentists, veterinarians, and epidemiologists. Other community members, such as interpreters, chaplains, office workers, and legal advisors, can fill other vital support positions.
How can you become a volunteer member of the MRC?
CCTI has partnered with the Indian River, St. Lucie, and Okeechobee counties MRC to provide training opportunities for MRC volunteers. To join your local MRC, please contact your local MRC Coordinator:
Indian River County – Joan Gentgen @ 772-794-7479 or email email@example.com
St. Lucie County – Sonji Hawkins @ 772-873-4911 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Okeechobee County – Brian Sell @ 863-462-5865 or email email@example.com
Or you may register by visiting the Florida Emergency Health Volunteer Registry (FEHVR) www.servfl.com
to complete your online registration.
in community preparedness activities, such as exercises for shelters, mass prophylaxis, vaccination clinics, and other emergency scenarios. Train with local emergency response partners…Earn CEU's and CME's.
Medical Reserve Corps for Okeechobee, St. Lucie & Indian River Counties
(Indian River) (then click on the MRC logo)