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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 our Starting a KS MRC Unit page.
No. The KS MRC is strictly a volunteer organization. Any time that you are willing to give will be appreciated.
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.
The System for Emergency Response Volunteers in Kansas is a web-based alerting, management and credentialing system used by the Kansas Department of Health & Environment and Medical Reserve Corps Unit Leaders for the management of volunteers who desire to support public health activities and emergencies. Volunteers who are interested in responding to a natural disaster or public health emergency can register in this platform. Healthcare professionals who register, and include health professional license details, will have the credentials verified.
SERV-KS is not a volunteer group or organization. It is simply a tool to collect information potential volunteers and assist the Kansas Medical Reserve Corps units.