2021 Volunteer Data
The Pierce County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is part of a national network that is a locally organized 501 (c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to improving the public health, safety, preparedness, and emergency response capabilities in Pierce County. Our unit is 1 of 747 MRC units in the United States and its territories. Pierce County MRC comprises over 750 volunteers who contribute their time and knowledge to prepare and respond to emergencies and assist emergency preparedness capabilities.
MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals and other community members without healthcare backgrounds. MRC units engage these volunteers to strengthen public health, improve emergency response capabilities and build community resiliency. They prepare for and respond to natural disasters, such as wildfires, hurricanes, tornados, blizzards, floods, and other public health emergencies, such as disease outbreaks. In addition, they frequently contribute to community health activities that promote healthy habits.
As a volunteer, you may participate in many different activities, including:
- Emergency preparedness and response trainings and exercises.
- Disaster medical and behavioral health support.
- Disaster clean-up and recovery support.
- Community education and outreach.
- Community vaccination events.
- Disease testing and surveillance.
- First aid and medical support during large public gatherings.
- And many more!
Consider joining the Pierce County Medical Reserve Corps and make an impact within your community. You can also join our Trauma Resilience Team (TRT), a group within our MRC unit that focuses on mental health and trauma. Go to our Trauma Resilience Team page to see more information on previous webinars hosted by TRT.