Volunteers Building Strong, Healthy and Prepared Communities
Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed Saturday, May 30, 2015 as Medical Reserve Corps Appreciation Day in Wisconsin. Thank you for your willingness to be there for Wisconsin when it needs you most!
The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is working to improve the health and safety of communities in Wisconsin and across the country. Volunteers donate their time and expertise to prepare for and respond to emergencies, as well as promote healthy living throughout the year. MRC units organize and utilize medical and public health professionals such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, veterinarians, and epidemiologists. Many community members— interpreters, chaplains, office workers, legal advisors, and others— can fill key support positions.
To become a volunteer with a Wisconsin Medical Reserve Corps Unit, contact the Wisconsin Coordinator nearest to you or of most interest to you.
For more information on the National Medical Reserve Corps, visit the Division of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps.
Wisconsin Statute Chapter 257 provides liability and worker's compensation for specified licensed health professionals deployed as volunteers during a declared emergency. To be considered for this coverage, you must join Wisconsin Emergency Assistance Volunteer Registry (WEAVR). Wisconsin Medical Reserve Corps Units utilize WEAVR as their electronic registration system.