Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the MEDICAL RESERVE CORP. In order to complete the application process and be considered Deployment-Ready, a few things must happen:
1. REGISTER at www.MAResponds.org NOTE: after clicking ‘register now’, click the ‘add organizations’ link (next to the orange symbol) and please be sure to select an MRC unit you would like to become a member (Berkshire or Franklin) using the arrows to click through to those listed . You will receive an email from the MAResponds system immediately after registering thanking you for doing so. This is the email system MRC uses to notify you of volunteer and trainings opportunities. Unfortunately, these emails sometimes end up in spam – so if you don’t see and email after you complete your registration, please look for it and change settings as needed).
2. Complete and mail a CORI Authorization Form. After you fill completely fill out the Background Check portion of your application, you can download a ‘pre-populated form’ from the site, have it notarized, and send it to the address on the bottom of the form. Please let volunteer coordinator know when you have sent in your form so we can track it (firstname.lastname@example.org). NOTE: if you are joining Berkshire MRC and Franklin MRC – one form will do for both!
3. COMPLETE REQUIRED TRAINING and record having done so in your MA Responds profile. Required training may vary by unit; HERE are the required trainings for Berkshire and Franklin MRC’s
4. Get your ID BADGE. Please send a close up, clear photo of yourself to MRCVolunteerPhotos@gmail.com with your name in the subject line and your current address in the body of the email (this should match your address in MA Responds).
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 to decide if you can honor our guiding principles.
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!
Here are our Expectations of Volunteers when representing MRC to the community at events.