Become a Livingston County Volunteer Today!
What is an Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Volunteer?
- MRC volunteers are both medical, public health professionals AND community members without healthcare backgrounds who want to improve the health and safety of their communities.
Why is the MRC Needed?
- The need for organized trained volunteers became apparent after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
- MRC volunteers support emergency relief activities
- After September 11t, MRC was established to provide a way to recruit, train, and activate volunteers to respond to community health needs during disasters and public health emergencies.
What Can I Do as a Volunteer?
- Support Livingston County Department of Health (LCDOH) clinics, such as vaccination (including rabies clinics), blood pressure, dispensing medications, and distribution of food.
- Volunteer with our LCDOH programs including dog control, hospice, emergencies and community outreach.
- Assist at support services: disaster call centers, family assistance centers, and reception/evacuation centers.
- Provide first aid and medical support during community gatherings (such as 5Ks);
- Help share community education and outreach at various events on emergency preparedness and other health topics.
- Participate in free emergency preparedness and response training and exercises with County Department of Health staff.
I am ready to get started!!!
If you have any questions about the MRC program, please call the Livingston County Department of Health: 585-243-7299.