To sign up with the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), register on the Colorado Volunteer Mobilizer (instructions here).

For questions about volunteering with the Southwest Colorado Regional MRC, contact Lori Zazzaro at 970.335.2017 or lzazzaro@sjbpublichealth.org.

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. They prepare for and respond to natural disasters, such as wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, and floods, as well as other emergencies affecting public health, such as disease outbreaks. They frequently contribute to community health activities that promote healthy habits. Examples of activities that MRC volunteers participate in and support include:

  • Emergency preparedness and response training
  • Sheltering
  • Disaster medical support
  • First aid during large public gatherings
  • Veterinary support and pet preparedness
  • Health screenings
  • Vaccination clinics
  • Health education and promotion