Health

Medical Reserve Corp

What is the Polk County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)?

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a public health volunteer program for people with and without medical background. Any adult over 18 years old can volunteer. Participants can volunteer in several activities such as medical evaluations, vaccinations, patient education, medication distribution, screenings, physiological first aid, disaster response and communicable disease investigation. In addition, volunteers can help with non-medical activities such as interpretation, clerical support, stocking medical supplies, patient flow facilitation, children's health screenings, promoting public health campaigns and flu clinics.

Who can volunteer?

Any adult over 18 years old can volunteer. Individuals with or without a medical background are encouraged to register. Everyone’s skills are valued and needed.

What are the volunteer requirements?

  • Register here!
  • Pass a background check
  • Health professionals must provide the MRC coordinator current professional licensure information.
  • Attend MRC 101 volunteer orientation or complete the online course.
  • Uphold the highest professional and ethical standards as a MRC representative.

Contact Mandy Penning for more information at mandy.penning@polkcountyiowa.gov or (515) 286-2005. 


COVID-19 Call Center for eligible individuals (12 years and older) WITHOUT computer or internet access, please call 515-323-5221 Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.