“Volunteers Building Strong, Healthy and Prepared Communities”
There is a place for everyone in the MRC! All interested community members are welcome to participate, including practicing and retired health care professionals and individuals from non-medical backgrounds. You will be able to provide your unique expertise and skill sets to help the community better prepare for and respond to a disaster.
The Sullivan County Medical Reserve Corps is part of the Sullivan County Regional Health Department. The unit currently has 248 volunteers from varied backgrounds who can assist the community in the event of a natural or man-made disaster.
Volunteers will receive just-in-time training and can fulfill functions such as: triage, registration, patient education, medical evaluation, vaccinations, or distribution of medication. Volunteers might also be called on to assist with non-emergency events such as trainings, health fairs, health assessments, or participation in county emergency preparedness exercises held throughout the year.
In the event of a public health emergency or natural disaster, volunteers would be notified through Tennessee Volunteer Mobilizer. The contact information provided during registration will be used to notify volunteers of the nature of the incident and let them know where to report for assignments and activities.
The Medical Reserve Corps is a voluntary organization and you can be as involved as you want to be!