Become a MCHD Medical Reserve Corps Volunteer

Purpose


The McLean County Health Department Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) exists to: 

  • Provide trained reserve personnel to respond to McLean County disasters
  • Strengthen the community by increasing awareness of community preparedness
  • Utilize the expertise of medical and non-medical volunteers to support response and recovery operations

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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MRC volunteers are trained and credentialed to help support McLean County during a disaster and receive training focused on specific disaster types that could occur in our area, including public health emergencies and weather-related disasters. 
 
Make the decision 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.