On December 2014, the Polk County Medical Reserve Corps' volunteer database system was updated. Polk MRC volunteers who applied before this date are being asked to please re-apply in order to have their information entered into the new system. This is a very quick process and it will allow volunteers to maintain their participation in the program. The deadline for re-applying to the new system is June 1st, 2015. After this date, only volunteers in the new database will be considered as active MRC volunteers.
To re-apply, please click on the Apply tab or go to http://apps.polkcountyiowa.gov/mrc/volunteerapplication
Thank you - Polk MRC Staff
Polk County Medical Reserve Corps
The Polk County Medical Reserve Corps (Polk MRC) is a network of medical and non-medical volunteers who support public health and emergency management agencies throughout the Polk County area during disasters and other times of community need. The Polk County Medical Reserve Corps is a unit of the national Medical Reserve Corps and is locally managed by the Polk County Health Department.
Who Can Volunteer for the Medical Reserve Corps?
The Polk County Medical Reserve Corps is looking for a variety of individuals. We have expanded our focus to include support for local emergency management as well as public health.
- Practicing, retired, or otherwise employed medical professionals, such as doctors, nurses, emergency medical technicians, pharmacists, nurses' assistants, and others.
- Public health professionals.
- Community members without medical training can assist with administrative and other essential support functions.
United States citizenship is not required to be part of the Polk County Medical Reserve Corps. Non-citizen, legal U.S. residents also are welcome to volunteer and contribute their time, knowledge, and skills to protecting and improving their communities.