Texas Medical Reserve Corps

Welcome to the Texas Medical Reserve Corps



The mission of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is to engage volunteers to strengthen public health, emergency response, and community resiliency.


  • MRC units are community-based and function to locally organize and utilize volunteers who want to donate their time and expertise to prepare for and respond to emergencies and promote healthy living throughout the year. MRC volunteers supplement existing emergency and public health resources. 
  • MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals, such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, veterinarians, and epidemiologists. Many community members — Interpreters, chaplains, office workers, legal advisors, and others — fill key support positions. 
  • MRC volunteers can choose to support communities in need nationwide. When the southeast was battered by hurricanes in 2004, MRC volunteers in the affected areas and beyond helped communities by filling in at local hospitals, assisting their neighbors at local shelters, and providing first aid to those injured by the storms. During this 2-month period, more than 30 MRC units worked as part of the relief efforts, including those whose volunteers were called in from across the country to assist the American Red Cross (ARC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Volunteer Now!

 Medical Reserve Corps Texas Disaster Volunteer Registry Logo

 If you are interested in starting a Medical Reserve Corps Unit in your area, please contact

Volunteer System and State Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator






Last updated February 26, 2021