Medical Reserve Corps volunteers will be available to support medical and mental health personnel during a public health emergency in our community. Public health emergencies could include:
Mass vaccination clinic
Mass pharmaceutical distribution clinic
Disease outbreak investigation
Other emergencies involving public health as appropriate
Clinic Vaccinator Assistants
Medication Preparation Support
Safety and Security Officers
Mental Health Consultation
Traffic Flow Supervisor
Data Input Assistant
Traffic Flow Workers
Respite Area Supervisor/Worker
Other roles that arise
MRC volunteers will be grouped into three levels
to quickly identify and utilize specific skills in
an emergency situation.
Level 1 includes
professionally licensed or certified volunteers.
Volunteers with a current medical license can give
vaccinations, help prepare vaccinations, prepare and
hand out medication, provide medical screening, etc.
Licensed mental health professionals can provide
counseling, mental health consultation, or help with
distressed or traumatized people.
Level 2 includes
volunteers with medical skills and experience who
may not be currently licensed. These volunteers can
be greeters to provide orientation and walk patients
through paperwork, answer patient questions, provide
patient assistance at the registration area, and
facilitate the education sessions on the site.
Volunteers with translation/interpretation skills
can float to different areas to provide patient
Level 3 includes volunteers with non-medical and non-mental health skills who can provide a variety of functions including clinic flow assistance to ensure an orderly flow of people, forms collection and data entry, logistics such as computer support, supply stocking, etc.