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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Jefferson County Medical Reserve Corps VOLUNTEERS

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If you are interested in helping with these Vaccination Clinics or any other Health Department events, please contact the Jefferson County Emergency Manager, Keith Jeffers at his email of  or by phone at 785-403-0699 and provide your contact information: 


Phone Number:


Email Address:

Medical Background / Certificates / Licenses (Not required)

The Jefferson County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a volunteer organization sponsored by the Jefferson County Public Health Department and the Jefferson County Emergency Management (Volunteer Coordinators) that helps with medical events such as Vaccination Clinics, Testing Clinics, Information at public events, emergency response during natural disasters (Flood, Tornado, Pandemics, etc.) FEMA, Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) are the governing bodies that provide guidance on training and coordination to the local MRC

Medical training or license is not required to participate as a volunteer.  FEMA and KDHE does  require each Volunteer take various trainings to ensure that all actions are following the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS).  Following these procedures will help to allow all MRC volunteers to work together across County, State and Federal events using common terminology and practices. Volunteers will support Health Department staff in a wide variety of functions, including giving vaccinations, education, registration, traffic control, etc. 

We are very grateful for the skill and dedication that our volunteers are exhibiting at these events, and are looking forward to many more people of all skill backgrounds being able to assist with making Jefferson County and Kansas a healthier and safer place to live, work and play. 

Thank you in advance for your dedication and time as a volunteer in the Medical Reserve Corps for Jefferson County, Kansas. 

About the 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. The MRC network comprises more than 190,000 volunteers in roughly 800 community-based units located throughout the United States and its territories.

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, tornados, 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 Trainings 
  • Mass Dispensing Efforts
  • Emergency Sheltering
  • Vaccination Clinics
  • Responder Rehab
  • Health Education and Promotion
  • Disaster Medical Support
  • Outreach to Underserved Community Members
  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Community Event Support
  • Medical Facility Surge Capacity
  • Healthy Living
  • First Aid During Large Public Gatherings
  • Engaging Youth in Public Health Activities
  • Planning, Logistical & Administrative Support
  • Health Screenings
  • Veterinary Support and Pet Preparedness

About the Federal Medical Reserve Corps Program

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Program is the national office of the MRC and is housed within the Readiness Division, Office of Emergency Management and Medical Operations, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The MRC Program supports the MRC network by providing technical assistance, coordination, communications, strategy and policy development, grants and contract oversight, training and other associated services. It functions as a clearinghouse for information and best practices to help communities establish, implement, and maintain MRC units in order to achieve their local visions for public health and emergency preparedness.



Contact Keith Jeffers, Emergency Manager at or call 785-403-0699 to provide your NAME, EMAIL, PHONE NUMBER(S), ADDRESS AND MEDICAL BACKGROUND to become one of Jefferson County’s Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers.   

No Medical License or Training is required.  Training and additional volunteer opportunities will be discussed at upcoming meetings.  

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