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Join us in making a better community through volunteerism! We invite you to explore the variety of opportunities in our many programs. If you are interested in volunteering, here is the place to start. Scroll down and follow the links to read about current opportunities to partner with us in your area of interest.

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The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is headquartered in the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General, and currently includes over 750 units and approximately 175 thousand volunteers nationwide. The mission of the MRC is to improve the health and safety of communities by organizing and utilizing public health, medical and non-medical volunteers. The purpose of the MRC is to recruit, train, check backgrounds and credentials/licenses of individuals in order to be able to quickly respond to local public health emergencies.

If you are a licensed medical practitioner, someone with clinical training and experience, or someone with no medical background but the desire to help our community prepare for and respond to a public health emergency, the Washoe County Medical Reserve Corps needs you! In exchange for volunteering your time you will receive public health preparedness and emergency response training, required vaccinations, and annual flu shot, free of charge. Be informed. Be prepared. Be a Washoe County Medical Reserve Corps volunteer.


To become a member of the Washoe County Medical Reserve Corps, an individual must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Consent to a background check
  • Have no felony convictions or any conviction related to moral turpitude
  • Attend orientation
  • Have current vaccinations for, or immunity to:
    1. measles, mumps and rubella;
    2. varicella (chickenpox);
    3. tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis; and
    4. influenza (Required vaccinations will be provided to the volunteer free of charge.)

Time Commitment

The expected first-year time commitment is 18 hours; for basic orientation, training and participation in one full-scale exercise. Additional classroom trainings and community events will be offered to those volunteers who wish to participate; however, this is not required to remain a member. If an emergency occurs requiring activation of our unit, volunteers can expect to be called-up for one 8-12 hour shift per day, for three consecutive days.


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MRC members include medical practitioners, such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses, veterinarians, and mental health professionals; and public health professionals, such as administrators, health educators, and communicable disease and environmental health specialists. Non medical/clinical personnel are needed to fill other key roles, such as managers, clerical support, interpreters, and drivers.

Contact Information
David Gamble 775-328-6111
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