Registration Process

Any individual who would like to become a Polk County Medical Reserve Corps volunteer have to fill out the registration form located in the Apply tab. Once the registration form is completed and submitted, the individual will receive a confirmation email and a registration package from the Polk County Medical Reserve Corps will be delivered to the individual's mail address.

The registration package will include a letter, information about volunteer scenarios, and a backgroud check form. In order to fully complete the registration process, the individual needs to complete and submit the background check form using the pre-paid envelope included in the package.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact us at (515) 286-3798 or

Volunteer Skills

The Polk County Medical Reserve Corps needs medical and non-medical volunteers with a variety of skills. The Polk County Medical Reserve Corps will make every effort to match volunteers' skills and interests with existing needs.

In addition of an orientation class to the Polk County Medical Reserve Corps, volunteers will receive “just in time” training immediately prior to deployment. Additional emergency preparedness training is encouraged but not required for participation. Click here if you would like to learn more about trainings provided by FEMA.

Contact Information

When you register with Polk County Medical Reserve Corps, you will provide your contact information -- e-mail, home address, phone numbers, etc. The Emergency Activation and Deployment Team will use this information to contact you with routine information or in the event of an emergency via email and/or text message. It is very important that you keep your contact information up to date.


In addition to sending emails out about volunteer opportunities, the Polk County Medical Reserve Corps will send text messages to volunteers who signed up for this service. If you would like to sign up please contact us at and we will assist you with the process.

The goal of using text message is to accelerate the information process regarding emergencies and/or volunteer opportunities. In addition, you will be able to communicate with the MRC organizers through text messages to quickly learn details of events and volunteer shifts.

Your phone number will not be shared with third parties and will not be used for any purposes other than MRC related information. Message and data rates may apply. You can reply STOP to quit at anytime.