Medical Reserve Corps

About the MRC

More than 970 community-based volunteer units across the country make up the National Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). These groups locally organize and utilize volunteers - medical, non-medical, and others - to promote healthy living throughout the year and prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.

Become a Volunteer

Volunteer Levels & Training

MRC volunteers will be grouped into four levels to quickly identify and utilize specific skills in an emergency situation. Click on each level below to be taken to the KS Training Plan with the required training courses for that specific level.

Level 4 (Non-Deployable)

Level 4 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.

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 translation.

Level 3 (Deployable)

Level 3 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 (Advance Deployable)

Level 2 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. Volunteers at this level can also assist Animal Control in emergency events and hoarding situations.

Level 1 (Leadership)

Level 1 includes MRC Leadership who have completed all previous levels plus have taken some leadership courses to be able to be classified as MRC Leaders. MRC Leaders assist the MRC Coordinator at both non-emergency and emergency deployments.

SGREDI PROFILE CREATION

SGREDI is Sedgwick County Health Department's online volunteer system. By creating an SGREDI Account, you will have access to sign up for upcoming opportunities as well as keep track of your credentials and hours served, all through one platform.

FAQs About MRC

Read these frequently asked questions about volunteering for the MRC.

If you have additional questions, please email MRC@sedgwick.gov. 

Volunteer Information