The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) program was officially launched as a national community-based movement in July 2002, in response to President Bush’s call for all Americans to volunteer in their communities. Its mission is to improve the health and safety of communities across the country by organizing and utilizing public health, medical, and other volunteers. The Bucks County Medical Reserve Corps is a local unit of the national Medical Reserve Corps designed to serve Bucks County and its residents.
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The Bucks County Medical Reserve Corps (BC-MRC) recruits, organizes, and trains a group of community volunteers that will be involved in working with the Bucks County Health Department and partners on public health preparedness activities and exercises including:
The BC-MRC also provides its services at various community functions including public health fairs.
Training will be provided to BC-MRC volunteers to increase their emergency response skills and help prepare their families and communities.
The BC-MRC partners with other organizations to accomplish its mission of improving the health and safety of our communities through public health preparedness. In agreement with the Surgeon General’s priorities, the BC-MRC will engage in the following:
Anyone 18 years of age or older can join become a volunteer with the Bucks County Medical Reserve Corps. There are no licensures or educational/employment backgrounds required for membership. The Bucks County Medical Reserve Corp welcomes non-medical volunteers as well as those with medical or public health backgrounds. For more information on volunteering please see the Volunteer section of our website.
The diverse backgrounds and skills of the volunteers with the Bucks County Medical Reserve Corps give the organization the strength and depth that makes it successful and useful to the community. There are no requirements which you must possess prior to becoming a member. However, after signing up for the Bucks County Medical Reserve Corps (BC-MRC) you must pass a background check and, if you have any licensures or certifications, provide us with a copy to prove it is current. There are trainings which will be required of every Bucks County Medical Reserve Corps volunteer in order to provide our members with the basic knowledge necessary to fulfill their roles as a BC-MRC volunteer during times of emergency and non-emergency. Some of these trainings can be completed on your own time and at home.
To sign up, download the BCMRC Volunteer Application 2020 application (PDF). Complete the information on the form and send it in via mail or email. If you have any questions please call 215-345-3318.
Applications can be sent to:Bucks County Department of Health1282 Almshouse RoadNeshaminy Manor CenterDoylestown, PA 18901
To update your information, email the Bucks County Medical Reserve Corps with all your updated information. If you have any questions please call 215-345-3318.
Contact the Bucks County Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator at the Bucks County Department of Health at:Bucks County Department of Health1282 Almshouse RoadNeshaminy Manor CenterDoylestown, PA 18901Phone: 215-345-3318Email Bucks County Medical Reserve Corps