Welcome to the Thurston County Medical Reserve Corps.
Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a community-based
volunteer program that strengthens and expands the local
public health system's response during a health emergency or
disaster. Members include medical and non-medical
professionals who contribute their unique skills and
expertise to prepare for and respond to health emergencies. The Thurston County MRC is one of over 1,000 nationally
recognized Medical Reserve Corps units. Dr.
Rachel Wood serves as the Medical Director of the Thurston
- The mission of the Thurston County Medical Reserve
Corps is to allow local
health professionals and others to voluntarily contribute their skills and
expertise to provide public health surge capacity.
Thurston County MRC members have assisted in a range of
health emergencies that include response to local flooding,
H1N1 influenza pandemic and state pertussis outbreak.
Basic eligibility requirements for the Thurston County
See MRC Membership/Application Requirements
Be at least 18 years old
- Pass a criminal background check
- Have a valid driver's license and auto insurance
- Work well in stressful situations
- Have good customer service skills
- Work well in a team
- Be current on required immunizations
(Measles/Mumps/Rubella, Hepatitis B, Seasonal Influenza)
We invite you
to join and expand the
public health surge capacity for the residents of Thurston
Volunteer Events and Sign Up
To view upcoming volunteer events or training
opportunities open to Thurston County MRC volunteers, visit the