New Orleans Medical Reserve Corps (NOMRC)
Who can volunteer?
The NOMRC needs practicing or retired Louisiana licensed health care professionals or anyone involved in the public health field.
What are some examples of volunteer activities?
The NOMRC needs volunteers for key support roles (e.g. greeters, educators, security personnel, registration managers, interpreters, pet care and answering phone in an emergency call center). Healthcare professionals can also assist with mass vaccination clinics.
What will be required of volunteers?
Volunteers may be called upon during a public health crisis (e.g. natural disaster, mass casualty event, disease outbreak) but at no time will volunteers be required to respond.
For more information, check out the National MRC website.
The NOMRC monthly newsletter gives an overview of our completed activities and the upcoming events we have scheduled.
All NOMRC members must attend 1 MRC orientation before participating. Optional trainings, exercises and volunteer activities will be held throughout the year to provide volunteers with additional emergency response-related skills. Please RSVP for all events by emailing the NOMRC Coordinator at NOMRC@nola.gov.
Shelter and Radiation Reception Center Exercise: Saturday, May 7, 8am-12pm at the Sanchez Center, 1616 Caffin Avenue, NOLA 70117.
Special Needs Registry Call Day: Wednesday, May 11 and May 25, 12-7pm. Call Days take place in City Hall, 1300 Perdido Street, 8th floor in the Health Department.
MRC New Member Orientation: Saturday, May 14, 9am-11am at EMS, 2929 Earhart Blvd. NOLA 70125.
Zika Training: Saturday, May 21, 9am-12pm at EMS, 2929 Earhart Blvd. NOLA 70125.