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Volunteering for MRC

What Can MRC Volunteers Do?

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.

How do I join the Bureau County Medical Reserve Corps?

There are several ways to join the MRC:

You can also obtain an application by:

  • Calling the Bureau County Health Department at 815-872-5091 ext. 227.
  • Stopping by the Bureau County Health Department to pick up an application.

For more information:

To learn more about the Bureau/Putnam County Health Department Medical Reserve Corps, contact:

Kurt Kuchle
MRC Coordinator
Phone: (815) 872-5091 ext 216
Email: kkuchle@bchealthdepartment.org