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Each Kansas MRC units should have responsibility for providing liability coverage. Make sure to check with the local unit coordinator to see what their policy is for liability coverage.
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The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a group of locally organized healthcare and non-healthcare volunteers working to strengthen the health and safety of communities. The goal of the MRC is to identify, credential, train, and prepare volunteers before a natural disaster or incident. The MRC believes that prepared communities lead to prepared states, which creates a prepared nation.
Yes! There is a wide variety of MRC workers. Healthcare professionals are always needed, but non-healthcare professionals can provide valuable help, too. If you are older than 18 and in good health, contact your local MRC unit today.
Kansas MRC units participate in a wide range of activities. No two KS MRC units are exactly the same! Here is a random sampling of just some of the activities that KS MRC is involved in:
The time commitment is minimal. We ask that you participate in unit activities when you are available. Most units hold meetings throughout the year to keep volunteers up-to-date with current activities. Additionally, there is the need to stay current with any required unit trainings.
There are several ways to apply to join a unit:
Consider starting your own unit! Visit the national MRC website - this will give you plenty of tips and hints about starting a unit.
Feel free to contact Kansas MRC coordinators for helpful advice.
No. The KS MRC is strictly a volunteer organization. Any time that you are willing to give will be appreciated.
The Kansas System for the Early Registration of Volunteers (K-SERV) is an online tool for volunteer management. Volunteers who are interested in responding to a natural disaster or public health emergency can register in the website. Healthcare professionals who register will have the credentials verified. K-SERV is not a volunteer group or organization. It is simply meant to be a tool to assist volunteer organizations, like the MRC.
MRC units are beginning to use K-SERV as their volunteer management system. If you are interested in joining the Medical Reserve Corps, consider registering in K-SERV.
The Kansas Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps is a specialized Kansas Medical Reserve Corps unit. They are a state-wide team that provides assistance for animals during an incident response. The KVMRC only accepts veterinarians and veterinary technicians as members of their team. If you are a licensed animal health professional, consider joining the KVMRC.