Medical Reserve Corps

Medical Reserve Corps

What is the Medical Reserve Corps?

The mission of the Medical Reserve Corps is to recruit, organize, train, deploy, and retain volunteer medical and health professionals, and non-medical residents, who willingly contribute their time, skills, and expertise to prepare for and respond to threats of terrorism, public health emergencies, and other community health needs.

Tulare County has three MRC units: Visalia, Porterville, and Tulare. 

Why Should I Become a Medical Reserve Corps Volunteer?

Research has shown that people who volunteer have fewer chronic diseases and improved emotional health and tend to live up to five years longer than those who do not volunteer. 

How Can I Become a Member of the MRC? Just contact the Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator.

Related Documents and Links

Disaster Healthcare Volunteers
Disaster Healthcare Volunteers

This is the State Health Care Volunteers registry for all medically licensed volunteers.

Medical Reserve Corps (MRC-TRAIN)
Medical Reserve Corps (MRC-TRAIN)

This is the website for Medical Reserve Corps members to find numerous and ongoing training courses.

National Medical Reserve Corps
National Medical Reserve Corps

This is the National Medical Reserve Corps website where all MRC volunteers register to receive training information.


Agency News

CWS Children's Toy Drive and You

CWS Children's Toy Drive and You

 The Annual Child Welfare Services (CWS) Toy Drive has kicked off! You can help CWS and Friends of Tulare County (FTC) ensure that every child and youth in Tulare County who receives the services of CWS and is not able to be in the family home this holiday season receives a gift. 

FTC Promotes #GivingTuesday -- A Global Generosity Movement

FTC Promotes #GivingTuesday -- A Global Generosity Movement

On this #GivingTuesday, consider supporting our Friends of Tulare County, a non-profit striving to assist our County’s underrepresented populations through charitable giving and grant funding. It accepts donations on behalf of the County that in turn provide financial support for a wide range of programs. 

Donating the Paw-fect Gift!

Donating the Paw-fect Gift!

This holiday season is a paw-fect time for those who would like to support our Tulare County Animal Services! There are needs throughout the year, but helping our staff who care and support these wonderful, adoptable pets as well as those displaced by natural emergencies is so important.  

Stockings for Seniors Drive Underway!

Stockings for Seniors Drive Underway!

Show a senior you care by donating to the Friends of Tulare County Stockings for Seniors Drive. Now underway, donated items such as beanies, gloves, lap blankets, scarves, warm socks, and other will help ensure homebound and isolated seniors are not forgotten this holiday season.