Emergency Preparedness

About the Medical Reserve Corps in Massachusetts

MRC Opens in new windowThe Medical Reserve Corps is a national network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. In Massachusetts, the MRC network is comprised of 35 units. Each unit is organized to best suit the unique challenges of its area. In all cases, MRC units are local assets and are deployed at the discretion of local MRC unit protocols. Every MRC unit is led by a local MRC Unit Coordinator, who matches local volunteer capabilities and schedules with local needs for both emergency responses and public health initiatives.

Currently, there are over 8,000 credentialed volunteers across the Massachusetts MRC network. These volunteers are both clinical and non-clinical. Massachusetts MRC units are currently providing local responses to COVID-19 in their communities for activities ranging from supporting testing sites, vaccination clinics, contact tracing, providing wellness checks and support services in local communities, among other tasks that arise. 

Central Middlesex Medical Reserve Corps (CMMRC) 

CMMRC serves the communities of Acton, Bedford, Boxborough, Carlisle, Concord, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Maynard, Stow, Winchester, and Woburn.

The Central Middlesex MRC is part of the national Medical Reserve Corps network of volunteers. The national MRC network comprises 989 community-based units and almost 200,000 volunteers located throughout the United States and its territories. MRC volunteers include both medical and public health professionals and community members with non-medical, but equally valuable, backgrounds. For more information and how to join us...