Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers
If you are a medical professional seeking to serve your community, the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) might be the perfect volunteer opportunity for you. The MRC is an organization of licensed health and medical professionals who volunteer and assist public health staff in the event of an emergency.
Washington County MRC is comprised of licensed healthcare professionals from a variety of disciplines which include alternative care providers. Volunteers participate in training activities, community outreach, and emergency response.
During the height of the H1N1 pandemic, MRC volunteers were invaluable partners with Washington County during the vaccination campaign. They were an integral part of serving the community by:
Providing medical screening
Assisting with approximately 14,000 H1N1 vaccinations
Working at 9 Point of Dispensing Vaccination Clinics (PODs) and 16 Community Vaccination Clinics
Donating 885 volunteer hours
Washington County's MRC Unit is one of 15 units in Oregon. Read about the National MRC inception, interesting facts and data on the Medical Reserve Corps Fact Sheet (PDF).