Medical Reserve Corps
3 Vital Roles
The Lewis County Medical Reserve Corps needs volunteers to fill three vital roles:
- supplement overwhelmed emergency services during disasters
- assist with seasonal and emergency vaccinations
- provide disaster preparation and personal health education at community events
Medical Training Not Required
When a natural disaster, epidemic, or other emergency affecting the public’s health occurs, community-based MRC volunteers make the difference for hundreds or even thousands of their neighbors all across Lewis County.
While medical training is a plus, MRC members can come from all walks of life because not every job that needs to be done requires medical knowledge. MRC volunteers include medical, mental health, and allied health professionals, such as physicians, nurses, social workers, therapists, pharmacists, dentists, and veterinarians. Other community members, such as interpreters and legal advisors, can also fill vital roles.
In a disaster, everyone wants to help
The pre-registering and pre-credentialing of volunteers allows the Lewis County MRC to match the skills of volunteers to the needs of the region and get them right to work doing what they signed up to do.
For more information
Contact MRC Coordinator Ed Mund at (360) 740-1227 or email: Ed.Mund@lewiscountywa.gov.
Additional Reading and Training Opportunities:
- Learn about the MRC Core Competencies.
- Personal and Family Preparedness Training (IS 22)
- Emergency/Disaster Supply Kits
- Psychological First Aid (PFA) online course.
- Psychological First Aid reading material/manual.
"Volunteers Building Strong, Healthy, and Prepared Communities."