Medical Reserve Corps



View the Union County MRC Mass Care information sheet

All MRC volunteers will be trained to help the county’s public health professionals do whatever is needed, at the time, to prevent and minimize disease and injuries in our community.Medical Reserve Corps


Eligibility to Volunteer:

  • An active or retired healthcare professional in good standing
  • A non-medically trained community member with a commitment to their community
  • A public health professional
  • A student of a health profession
  • A committed individual willing to be trained to fill key support positions

Community Volunteers may be called upon to assist with administrative, clerical, reception, translation, phone, or other responsibilities. Medical professional volunteers may be called upon to assist with triage, nursing, counseling, medication dispensing or other responsibilities.

All MRC volunteers will be trained to help the county’s public health professionals do whatever is needed, at the time, to prevent and minimize disease and injuries in our community.

Commitment:

The success of the UC MRC is based on the availability of its volunteers to respond in a timely manner when deployed. Prior to beginning the application process, we ask that each potential volunteer consider his or her family responsibilities, work commitments and any other possible limitations.

Potential Duties:

During an emergency:

  • Augment medical and support staff shortages for public health response
  • Assist with the distribution or dispensing of medication
  • Assist with disease surveillance and notification


During times of non-emergency: (optional)

  • Staff first aid areas at community events
  • Distribute information at health fairs
  • Promote public health campaigns


Application Process:

To learn more about the Union County Medical Reserve Corps or to register, visit https://njmrc.nj.gov/hcpr/jsp/signup.jsp or contact Union County MRC Unit Coordinator, Ella Shaykevich, at 908-518-5631 or mrc@ucnj.org.