Department maintains an active Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) which provides a
readied volunteer force capable of assisting agency personnel during a public
health emergency. Medical and non-medical volunteers are needed to supplement an
organization which currently boasts more than 200 individuals with a variety of
The local MRC
is administered by the Health Department’s Emergency Preparedness &
Response program with the help of the Will County Emergency Management Agency. MRC
volunteers are encouraged to complete basic preparedness training designed to
enhance their readiness in case a public health emergency occurs. Depending on
the nature of the emergency, MRC volunteers would perform a wide range of
activities, including: vaccine administration; medication distribution; patient
education; translation services; administrative support; and data entry.
also represent the Health Department during public health education and
prevention initiatives throughout Will County. No specific time commitment is
required; each volunteer participates in MRC activities as time permits.
727-8802 for more information about the Will County Medical Reserve Corps. Your
community needs you!