Volunteering for Medical Reserve Corps
What Can MRC Volunteers Do?
Medical Reserve Corps members support local public health initiatives and the goals of the Department of Health and Human Services:
Some of the roles MRC volunteers may fill:
- Volunteers with medical background may assist with vaccinations and light first aid.
- Volunteers may assist people filling out consent forms and record forms.
- Help guide people through medication dispensing sites, feeding sites, shelter sites.
- Comforting and counseling may be provided to the people affected by an emergency or disaster.
- Help obtaining, dispensing and tracking of needed supplies.
- Assist local hospitals and health departments with surge personnel needs.
- Participate in community preparedness activities, such as exercises for shelters, mass prophylaxis, vaccination clinics, and other emergency scenarios.
- Train with local emergency response partners.
- Assist at aide stations at community events
How do I join the Bureau/Putnam or Marshall County Medical Reserve Corps?
There are several ways to join the MRC:
- Fill out our Online MRC Volunteer Application
- Download and fill out an MRC Volunteer Application
- Visit and register online at "Illinois HELPS"
You can also obtain an application by:
- Calling the Bureau, Putnam, Marshall County Health Department at 815-872-5091.
- Stopping by the local Bureau, Putnam or Marshall County Health Department office to pick up an application.
For more information:
To learn more about the Bureau, Putnam and Marshall County Medical Reserve Corps, contact
Terry Madsen at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 815-872-5091
Kurt Kuchle at email@example.com, or 815-872-5091
Kaylee Halberg at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 309-246-8074