101 Field Point Road
ﾓThe mission of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is to improve the health and safety of communities across the country by organizing and utilizing public health, medical and other volunteers,ﾔ (http://www.medicalreservecorps.gov)
Agency Contact Information
Greenwich Department of Health Medical Reserve Corps
The Greenwich Department of Health is the host organization for the Medical Reserve Corps, which recruits both medical and non-medical public health volunteers in the community. The Medical Reserve Corps was designed by the Federal Government and is a specialized component of Citizen Corps, a national network of volunteers dedicated to ensuring hometown security. It is also a facet of the Presidentﾒs USA Freedom Corps. Presently there are 18 Medical Reserve Corps established in Connecticut with 6 residing in lower Fairfield County. The Greenwich Department of Health is actively seeking the participation of volunteers to assist during public health emergencies and related health programs. The MRC program focuses on registering volunteers to staff mass dispensing clinics (e.g., dispensing antibiotics or vaccines) and to respond to threats ranging from pandemic influenza to bioterrorist attacks. However, the MRC could be activated for a wide range of support services needed in the community, such as health fairs and seasonal influenza clinics. It should be noted that when you actively volunteer as a member of the MRC, a level of liability protection is applied by the State of Connecticut. All volunteers will receive training specific to their role and would be contacted to respond if their services are needed. It is anticipated that volunteers who assist at mass dispensing clinics would also be offered protective treatment if necessary. Each volunteer will be required to fill out an application (which is attached). All information obtained will be strictly used for planning and response purposes by the Greenwich Department of Health and the State of Connecticut Department of Health. Signing up volunteers to be a part of an MRC allows the State to verify that Greenwich is prepared to respond to an emergency event should one occur. Again, on behalf of the Greenwich Department of Health, I thank you for your interest and willingness to consider becoming an MRC volunteer for the Town of Greenwich.
Current Active Opportunities
This agency currently has no opportunities available!