Medical Reserve Corp (MRC)
Whether you’re a healthcare professional, educator, laborer, business person or even a retiree, the Ross County Health District offers a variety of volunteer opportunities through the Ross County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC).
MRC volunteers work together to keep Ross County healthy, prepared, and quick to recover by
- providing help for public health and emergency response.
- participating in mass vaccinations and community disaster drills.
- promoting disease prevention and control.
- assisting the public health department in a variety of ways.
Who Can Become a MRC Volunteer?
Anyone 18 years of age and older. We are looking for medical professionals and other skilled personnel who can provide basic support services during emergency and non-emergency events. There is a role for everyone!
What do MRC Volunteers Do?
Your skills and knowledge are especially needed during times of crisis. In a large scale emergency, you may be needed
- to treat victims of a disaster
- asked to help at an emergency vaccination clinic
- assist at a medication distribution site.
During times of non-emergency, you can
- attend preparedness training
- have the chance to serve as public health ambassadors
- assist with flu clinics
- provide education sessions on special topics, volunteer for public health events or trainings, and promote immunization campaigns.
In the event of a disaster, emergency or epidemic, we need “hands on deck” to provide assistance to the 78,000 residents of Ross County. Are you ready to take on the challenge and volunteer?
How do I register to become an MRC Ohio Responds Volunteer?
Start your Registration Here! https://www.ohioresponds.odh.ohio.gov
- Must be 18 years or older
- Must complete an approved training as part of the registration process, and every 3 years after, in order to maintain Liability Protection (Ohio Administrative Code 121:40-1-04). An approved training list can be found on MRC Train.
- Must comply with any other additional training requirements of the Ross County-MRC
- Must complete all required fields when filling out your volunteer profile.
- Must ensure your profile is always up to date (contact information, professional license, etc).
If this is your first visit, please click the “Register Now” button on the homepage to begin the registration process. If you have already completed the registration process or wish to return to an in-progress registration, please sign in using the log in area on the home page. Please DO NOT create multiple accounts. If you do not remember your username or password please click on the Forgot Username or Password link.
Once logged in to the site you must set your Primary Organization: Ross County -MRC
You will then need to complete all sections of the Profile Summary.
You are now registered with Ohio Responds and will be notified with additional information soon. You will receive additional communications from the Ross County Health District in the coming days and/or weeks.
Michelle Long, BSN, RN – Director of Public Health Nursing
Ross County Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator
150 E Second Street, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601