VOLUNTEER

There are many ways to volunteer with the Medical Reserve Corps. Whichever way you choose, we ask that you read our Policy and Procedure Manual and agree to these guiding principles.

Then, we’d love to share with you a few of the benefits of being an MRC Volunteer – as we have heard them from our members.  There are many current volunteer opportunities – something for everyone!  If you have a skill and an idea – we’ll find a place for you!

Because working with the public, especially in challenging times, can be difficult and require the utmost sensitivity, there are certain requirements for MRC membership.

Recent experience with large-scale disasters and other events has consistently shown that an effective response requires that volunteers be pre-credentialed and deployed through a coordinated effort.  MA Responds is the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s online registration system for health volunteers. MA Responds is part of a nationwide effort to quickly identify, verify, and mobilize volunteers for effective response. Western Medical Reserve Corps has partnered with MA Responds to streamline our volunteer application process.  See MA Responds brochure here.

If you are interested in becoming an MRC or Disaster Animal Response Team (DART) Volunteer, you must fill out an application at www.MAResponds.org by selecting your county when prompted to do so.  Please be sure to fill out the application completely and in its entirety.

Volunteers interested in joining the City of Springfield HHS MRC unit may download that application here and send it with the completed CORI form to Ms. Bettye Frederic, Deputy Director: bafrederic@springfieldcityhall.com, 95 State Street, Suite 201 Springfield, MA 01103, 413.787.6740.