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.