The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), a specialized component of Citizen Corps, is composed of medical and public health professionals who voluntarily respond to emergencies, both natural and man-made. According to the MRC website, you may volunteer if you fall into one of the following categories:
- Practicing, retired, or otherwise employed medical professionals, such as doctors, nurses, emergency medical technicians, pharmacists, nurses’ assistants, and others.
- Public health professionals.
- Community members without medical training can assist with administrative and other essential support functions.
- United States citizenship is not required to be part of the MRC. Non-citizen, legal U.S. residents also are welcome to volunteer and contribute their time, knowledge, and skills to protecting and improving their communities.
Here’s a map of MRC units across the United States: