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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
 Margaret Mead

During emergency events, large numbers of professionals and citizens with many different skills show up to help, but many of them are turned away because they are not credentialed and/or they may not have the safety and emergency skills needed. The Medical Reserve Corps program is designed to provide prescreening of all volunteers and to provide emergency response training so that help to the residents of a community is not delayed.

The Wachusett Medical Reserve Corps (WMRC) is a volunteer group registered with the federal government and is part of a large network of units across the United States.  Approved on March 11, 2006 and based in Hubbardston, Massachusetts, we offer possibilities for medical and nonmedical volunteers to share their time and expertise in support of community response teams and assist the residents of 22 communities across north Worcester County during emergency events.

The structure of each MRC unit varies, depending on the training needs of the MRC volunteers, and the needs of the communities that it serves. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a team approach of governance with each idea presented accepted as worthy and valid for review. We provide opportunities to meet experts in the field of disaster and public health preparedness, to develop community outreach programs and to attend state and national conferences.  When an emergency event occurs, we work closely with different local agencies to provide volunteer support to achieve the mission for community recovery.  When all is quiet we work with the local community coalitions, public health agencies and boards of health to assist and support efforts in the areas of health equity and health education.


MRC Volunteers assist community in a variety of activities such as Vaccination Clinics, Health Education, and Emergency Preparedness

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Wachusett MRC
P.O. Box 555
Hubbardston, MA 01452

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