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Medical Reserve Corps

The Medical Reserve Corps provides opportunities for community volunteers to help prepare for and respond to emergencies. It brings together people from all backgrounds to assist during disasters, as well as to address other public health needs as needed.

DeKalb County’s Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is part of a nation-wide program that was created after 9/11/21. The national MRC office is housed in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.


Why volunteer?

Each of us can play an important role in emergency preparedness and response. MRC volunteers provide help in coping with disasters in our community. Also, they may be called on to assist with other public health efforts. Volunteers receive training in many areas, including incident management, medical support and help center operations.


How can I join the MRC?

To join the DeKalb County MRC:

  1. Read this statement about completing an application:
    1. In compliance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the following information is provided: The collection of this information is authorized by 5 U.S.C. 301 and Section 2, Executive Order 13254, January 29, 2002. The primary purpose of the form is to provide a means that allows individuals to indicate their interest in volunteer services. Users may also elect to be provided with additional information about other service opportunities. Providing this information is voluntary. All information submitted by a user is available to DeKalb County Board of Health’s Volunteer Services.

  2. Click here: MRC volunteer application.


For more information, send an email to or visit national MRC Program Office.

For more information, call

(404) 294-3700