Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)


The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of medical and non-medical volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. The MRC network includes more than 200,000 volunteers across the United States and its territories. 

The Montgomery County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) enhances the County’s emergency preparedness efforts by ensuring that a trained group of healthcare professionals and community volunteers are ready to assist the County in response to a public health emergency. In the event of a major disease outbreak or bioterrorism incident, the Montgomery County Office of Public Health, in conjunction with community partners, is preparing to open multiple Points of Dispensing (POD) sites throughout the County. These POD sites will serve to distribute medications or vaccinations to large segments of the County’s population. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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Become a Volunteer

To register to become a volunteer with Montgomery County please go directly to the secure SERVPA website. Choose “Register Now” on the left hand side of the page. Once you have completed your profile, the County coordinators will accept you into the MRC and you will start receiving emails about upcoming trainings and events. Registering with SERVPA is the fastest way to get approval and receiving volunteer information.  

To be a volunteer you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Maintain updated contact information with the MC-MRC
  • Complete required trainings on basic emergency preparedness and response
  • Attend at least one MC-MRC training/event each year
  • You do not need to have a medical license to volunteer. We use both medical and non-medical volunteers during disaster events.

If you would like to volunteer with the surrounding counties please see their information below:


Training will have to be completed once registered. MRC volunteers will complete hands-on Introduction to POD training and basic Incident Command System training (ICS). The ICS courses will be offered both online and in a classroom setting to accommodate individual learning preferences. 

Required Training:

2019 MRC Training Schedule


If you have any questions, please email