If you are looking for a meaningful way to serve your community, the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) might be the perfect volunteer opportunity for you. The MRC is an organization of licensed health care and medical professionals and non-health care professionals who volunteer in public health emergencies and community education.
Washington County MRC is made up of licensed health care professionals from a variety of disciplines which include alternative care providers. Non-health care volunteers include engineers, IT, communications and many other professions. Our volunteers participate in fun and useful training activities, community outreach and emergency response.
Medical Reserve Corps volunteers have donated $70,000 worth of service in the first quarter of 2021 doing COVID-19 vaccination clinics. In non-pandemic times, the MRC conducts public health outreach, providing emergency preparedness education and participating in other worthwhile endeavors. These are some of the ways MRC volunteers make a difference:
Conducting vaccination clinics at multiple locations and supporting partner agencies like TVF&R, OHSU and others.
Serving: Helping partner agencies such as Medical Teams International (MTI), Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), Red Cross and many others.
First Aid: Providing first aid services at community events such as Take a Soldier Fishing, Seattle to Portland Bike Event and events hosted by local non-profit agencies.
Collaborating: At vaccination clinics with numerous partner agencies.
Teaching: Stop the Bleed, Fall Prevention for Seniors, Compression only CPR, CPR/AED certification, First Aid certification, Emergency Preparedness and Listos (preparedness classes in Spanish).
Learning: Trainings including Basic Disaster Life Support, Advanced Disaster Life Support, Triage, Wilderness First Aid and many other exciting courses provided at no cost to our volunteers.
Practicing: Setting up secondary and tertiary medical care for an extensive simulated disaster response exercise with area Community Emergency Response Teams.
Washington County's MRC Unit has over 1,000 volunteers, is one of 13 units in Oregon and one of the most active in the state. Read about the National MRC inception, activities, interesting facts and data on the national MRC website.
Register online at SERV-OR
- When registering, please select only Washington County to start. Selecting more than one county may result in your application being rejected by the server. If you want to serve in two counties, we might be able to arrange that once we have you registered with us.
- If you want to be available for deployment by the state as well, please select the State Managed Volunteer Pool (SMVP) option.
- Check your email for a confirmation of enrollment.
- Once you have completed registration through SERV-OR, you will be contacted by our friendly staff within a few days. Thank you, we're so glad you've initiated the process of joining our MRC!
Questions? Please contact us at 503-846-8292 or via email to [email protected].
Follow us on Facebook to stay current on MRC events and health news. Once you have been confirmed as a volunteer you will be assigned a Better Impact account to sign up for events. We're always happy to hear from our volunteers.