Medical Reserve Corps

Medical Reserve Corps logo

The Medical Reserve Corps is a national network of over 300,000 volunteers working to improve the health and safety of their communities. In Yavapai County, we welcome volunteers with both medical and non-medical backgrounds. Our volunteers are poised to help with hospital surge, patient screening, evacuation shelters, vaccinations, emergency phone banks for wildfires and floods, and community health education events. During COVID-19 our members helped with contact tracing, testing, data entry and a phone bank.

How it Works

Volunteers decide when, how much, and at what interval to volunteer.  Volunteering occasionally is acceptable.  The idea is to pre-register volunteers so they can be ready to help in the event of an emergency. When there is an emergency or other volunteer opportunity, MRC Members will be invited to help. You choose when you want to participate!

How to Apply

Applying Online

To apply online, please complete the following steps to apply.

  1. Email mrc@yavapaiaz.gov to let the MRC Coordinator know you’re interested.
  2. Create a profile in AZ-ESAR-VHP at https://esar-vhp.health.azdhs.gov Please follow these instructions(PDF, 234KB).
    1. This system serves as:
      1. The initial application for volunteering with the YCMRC
      2. The main database used for inviting volunteers to respond to an emergency or participate in other MRC activities.

If you have any questions, feel free to email mrc@yavapaiaz.gov or call (928) 442-5487

Applying Via Email

There are two ways to apply via email:

  1. You can print the application(PDF, 421KB) and then:
    • Complete the application by hand
    • Scan or take photos of it
    • Open an email and address it to mrc@yavapaiaz.gov
    • Attach the scan or photos and send
  2. To complete the PDF electronically:
    • Download the application(PDF, 421KB) to your computer
    • Go to the Downloads folder on your computer and open the application
    • Click in each blank field and type in your information
    • Save your work by right clicking on your mouse, selecting Save As, and then saving it
    • Open an email and address it to mrc@yavapaiaz.gov
    • Attach the saved application from your Downloads folder
    • Click Send

Applying Via Mail

You can also print the application(PDF, 421KB), fill it out by hand and mail it to:

Medical Reserve Corps
Community Health Services
1090 Commerce Dr.
Prescott, AZ 86305

Requirements & Training

All MRC volunteers must meet the following requirements:

These are the minimum requirements for a Yavapai County MRC member but fulfilling additional trainings (as outlined in the MRC Tiers and Requirements (PDF, 209KB) document) will allow volunteers to be deployed outside of Yavapai County and potentially fill leadership roles.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!
Email: mrc@yavapaiaz.gov
Phone: 928-442-5487

History

In response to the events of September 11, 2001, the national Medical Reserve Corps program was established to help train volunteer medical professionals and community members to respond during emergencies.

The Yavapai County Medical Reserve Corps was formed in 2003 to establish a team of active and retired medical professionals, non-medical laypersons, and public health professionals to help during medical or public health threats or emergencies that overwhelm current hospital resources. Since 2003, the MRC has played an important role in our county preparedness and response strategy. MRC volunteers may be called to participate in responses for mass vaccination, antibiotic dispensing, mass medical care, disease control, or providing for the health needs of vulnerable populations, including sheltering.