Volunteers Building Strong, Healthy and Prepared Communities
The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) works 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.
Self-Care Pocket Reference Guide for Emergency Response Deployment (PDF, 254 KB) - A guide for volunteer responders that includes pre and post deployment checklists and self-reflection activities. This resource was originally created for the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Health, and reprinted with their permission.
- To become a volunteer with a Wisconsin Medical Reserve Corps Unit, contact the Wisconsin Coordinator nearest to you or of most interest to you using the MRC interactive map.
- Printable version of the map (PDF, 803 KB)
- If you are interested in establishing a Medical Reserve Corps in your community, contact the Wisconsin State MRC Coordinator.
- 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.