Medical Reserve Corps of Washoe County

Volunteers building strong, healthy and prepared communities

MRC volunteers helping the Health District with the disposal of expired H1N1 anti-viral medications.

The Washoe County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) was created to support public health and emergency response efforts during natural disasters and other emergencies. By providing trained volunteers to help staff shelters, alternate care sites, and points of dispensing; the MRC provides a level of support that allows our region's patient care facilities to conserve the limited medical resources during disasters.

The online application process is easy; simply log on to to complete the application.

In addition to the online application, we ask that you read the following forms:

These forms will be discussed during the MRC Orientation or during your MRC volunteer interview. To schedule an interview, please contact Raquel DePuy Grafton, Program Coordinator - at (775) 326-6050 or by email at

Although we're called the "Medical Reserve Corps," we're recruiting volunteers with:

  • Computer skills;
  • People skills;
  • Clinical skills; and
  • Clerical skills.

By becoming an MRC member you help to increase our community’s level of public health preparedness. In exchange for volunteering your time, you will receive free public health preparedness and emergency response training including First Aid, CPR, and Incident Command System (ICS) training. Additionally, medical volunteers who agree to deploy to local, statewide, or federal disasters are eligible to receive required immunizations and annual flu shot, free of charge.

Whether you are a licensed medical practitioner, someone with clinical training and experience, or someone with no medical background but the desire to help our community prepare for and respond to a public health emergency, the Washoe County MRC welcomes your participation.

If you a retired nurse with a Nevada license, the Nevada Nursing Board can waive the $100 renewal license fee for volunteer nurses. Nurses wishing to get more information about the Nevada Volunteer Nurse License program should contact the State Board of Nursing toll-free at 1-888-590-6726 or visit their web site at



Preparedness Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Calendar and Trainings

Educational and On-Line Learning Links

This program is supported by the Nevada State Health Division through Grant Number 5U3REP090220-03-01 from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Nevada State Health Division nor the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR).