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Apply for the Austin-Travis County Medical Reserves Corps here.

WHAT is the Medical Reserve Corps?  

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of volunteers who help make their communities stronger and healthier during disasters and every day. Volunteers are a part of a local community-based unit that works to improve emergency response capabilities, reduce potential public health risks and vulnerabilities, and build resiliency within a community. They prepare for and respond to natural disasters, such as wildfires, tornadoes, severe winter weather and floods, as well as other emergencies affecting public health, such as disease outbreaks. MRC volunteers also regularly contribute to community preparedness —engaging in activities like health fairs and assisting with community vaccination clinics.

 

WHO volunteers with the MRC?

Austin/Travis County MRC is open to all volunteers over the age of 18. Volunteers can include medical and public health professionals as well as any other community members without healthcare backgrounds who wish to donate their time and expertise. The specific role that you will play, and the activities in which you will participate, will depend upon your background, interests, and skills, as well as the needs of the MRC unit and the community.

 

WHY should I volunteer?  

The Austin/Travis County community benefits from having MRC volunteers ready to respond to emergencies.  

You can be part of an organized and trained team with a strong sense of mission and purpose.  

It’s a way to offer and improve your professional skills, knowledge, and expertise.  

It’s a chance to give back to your community, helping to keep your family, friends, and neighbors safe and healthy—particularly during times of need.


Upcoming Events

Orientation Meetings:

Held virtually on Microsoft Teams. Fill out the volunteer application to be sent an invitation to an orientation meeting.

May 7th, 6:30-7:30pm

June 4th, 6:30-7:30pm

July 2nd, 6:30-7:30pm

 

ATCMRC-2024 In Person Training time and dates

Held in person every 3rd Tuesday of the month 

April 16th 6:30-7:30pm   Location: 5202 E. Ben White Blvd Suite 600

May 21st 6:30-7:30pm   Location: TBD

June 18th 6:30-7:30pm   Location: TBD

July 16th, 6:30-7:30pm   Location: TBD
 

 

Want more information?

Learn more from the previously recorded information session below, or contact us at ATCMRC@austintexas.gov