Fairfax Medical Reserve Corps


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You do not have to be a doctor or nurse, or even have a medical background, to become a volunteer  with the Fairfax Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). The Fairfax MRC is an all volunteer program designed to augment the ability of our public health system to help our community when disaster strikes.

MRC volunteers may be called on to provide emergency assistance, like staffing medication dispensing sites. It takes just ten hours of training to make a difference in your community. For more information call 703-246-8641, TTY 711 or email us.

How Do I Volunteer?

To volunteer for the Fairfax MRC, you must first fill out an application in the new Fairfax County's Volunteer Management System. (Click "Apply" on the top or bottom of the page to complete your application for the Fairfax MRC.) If you have any questions, send us an email.

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Why MRC?

  • Free emergency preparedness and emergency response training
  • Be a local champion: One of the special people who can help a community in crisis

Minimum Qualifications

  • No medical background required
  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • Must speak and understand English
  • Must be able to work a 12-hour shift
  • Is not already obligated to another emergency response role
  • Must complete 10 hours of training the first year (4 hours each year after)

Volunteer Training

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MRC volunteers are required to take ten hours of training. Find out about the required training and upcoming classes.



Background

The Medical Reserve Corps Program was created after President Bush's 2002 State of the Union Address, in which he asked all Americans to volunteer in support of their country. The MRC is comprised of medical and non-medical personnel who serve as volunteers to respond to natural disasters and emergencies. These volunteers assist communities nationwide during emergencies and for ongoing efforts in public health. The Fairfax MRC is one of more than 975 units nation wide which currently include over 205,000 volunteers.

If you want to become a MRC volunteer, but live outside Fairfax County contact the National Office of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps organization.


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