Health department seeks volunteers to join the Medical Reserve Corps
The Trumbull Health Department is looking for volunteers from all backgrounds to join the Stratford-Trumbull-Monroe Medical Reserve Corps.
The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities.
MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals, as well as other community members without healthcare backgrounds.
MRC units engage these volunteers to strengthen public health, improve emergency response capabilities and build community resiliency.
No prior experience is necessary. Residents interested in volunteering must be 18 years of age and older.
The Stratford-Trumbull-Monroe MRC will facilitate free training and information sessions for interested parties throughout the year.
Time commitments are flexible for those who wish to volunteer. Call the Trumbull Health Department at 203-452-1030 for more information or visit the health department website.
The Stratford-Trumbull-Monroe Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is facilitated through the Stratford Health Department and is authorized through the U.S. Surgeon General’s Office. The three towns work collaboratively to ensure that our local communities are properly prepared for disasters and other emergency situations.
“Many people are looking for ways to give back to their community,” said Rhonda Capuano, Trumbull Health Department Director of Health. “Volunteering for the MRC is a great way to give back to the community and a great way to help strengthen the public health response.”
Medical professionals who volunteer can provide a variety of health care to those in need during disasters and emergency situations. Volunteers with non-medical backgrounds can assist with a number of activities to improve public health response.
If residents are interested in joining the Stratford-Trumbull-Monroe MRC visit the health department website at www.trumbull-ct.gov/thd to download an application or call 203-452-1030 for more information.
The Trumbull Health Department is committed to improving the quality of life for all it serves through the promotion of health, prevention of disease, and by assuring a safe and clean environment for our residents.
For more information call the health district at 203-452-1030, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.