Fairfax Medical Reserve Corps

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 increase 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 8 hours of training to make a difference in your community. For more information call 703-246-8641, TTY 711 or email Fairfax MRC.

How Do I Volunteer?

To volunteer for the Fairfax MRC, you must first fill out an application in the Virginia Volunteer Health System. 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 8 hours of training the first year (4 hours each year after).

Volunteer Training

MRC events

MRC volunteers are required to take 8 hours of training. Find out about the required training and upcoming classes.


The MRC 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 composed 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 nationwide that currently include more than 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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