Become a MCHD Medical Reserve Corps Volunteer

Purpose


The purpose of the McLean County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is to:
  • Provide a reserve capacity at the community level to respond to local health needs and priorities
  • Strengthen the community by establishing and maintaining a community-based volunteer system
  • Supplement emergency services when a large disaster occurs
  • Utilize the expertise of various health care and support personnel who can assist the existing public health infrastructure during an emergency or disaster

Volunteers Needed


A strong MRC is crucial for the county's ability to respond to emergencies. Through the MRC, people with medical and non-medical backgrounds have the opportunity to partner with first responders in the protection of McLean County residents during public health emergencies and disasters such as influenza epidemics, acts of terrorism, or tornadoes. Examples of who can volunteer with the MRC include:
  • Practicing, retired, or otherwise employed medical and/or public health professionals, such as doctors, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, EMTs, dentists, veterinarians, nurse and physician assistants
  • Community member without medical training, such as interpreters, clergy, office support staff, legal advisers, radio operators, and counselors
  • Anyone who is eager and willing to help
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Becoming an MRC member is a minimal time commitment, outside of emergencies. Members of the McLean County MRC are eligible for unique training opportunities, including CPR, first aid, moulage and other emergency preparedness trainings.

To become an MRC member, submit an application and a signed copy of the HIPPA Workforce Confidentiality Agreement to the McLean County Health Department, 200 W Front St., Bloomington, IL 61701.

For More Information

If you have questions about the Medical Reserve Corps please contact David Hopper at (309) 888-5987 or by email at david.hopper@mcleancountyil.gov.