Multnomah County's Medical Reserve Corp is a voluntary unit, made up of local licensed healthcare professionals, who will be called on to assist in the response to a large-scale heath or medical emergency.
Who can join?
Anyone with a health or medical license that is in good standing, and which is overseen by a state licensing board that conducts at least one background check upon initial licensure may apply.
This includes alternative care professionals.You cannot join more than one MRC unit in Oregon at a time, but you may join Oregon’s State Managed Volunteer Pool and our local unit.
Volunteers will participate in large-scale emergency response operations, including:
- Community reception centers and shelter operations
- Disease investigation and contact tracing
- Covering staff shortages at healthcare facilities
- Immunization clinics
- Mass prophylaxis/vaccination clinics and point-of-dispensing sites
- Call center operations during emergencies
Volunteer Orientation Required for all volunteers. You may complete the orientation course by watching these videos at any time:
After you’ve finished watching both videos, complete this form to receive course credit»
SERV-OR Offers volunteer training opportunities throughout the year.
Just-in-Time Training If the MRC is activated, you’ll also receive “just-in-time” training to prepare you for that specific event.
You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in emergency preparedness response exercises.
- SERV-OR Frequently Asked Questions
- National Medical Reserve Corps
- www.ready.gov - Prepare yourself for emergencies
- www.publicalerts.org - Receive emergency notifications by phone and email
Medical Reserve Corps
426 SW Stark St, 7th floor
Portland, OR 97204
Melissa McKinney, Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator