Alexandria Medical Reserve Corps

Alexandria Medical Reserve Corps The Alexandria Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a unit of local medical and non-medical volunteers who are ready to respond to public health emergencies and support public health emergency preparedness across Alexandria.

In the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks, thousands of Americans volunteered their skills and talents to assist the community. Many more asked, “What can I do to help?” The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) was established in 2002 as a national network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. The MRC network is made up of 987 community-based units and almost 200,000 volunteers located throughout the United States and its territories.

Operating as usual

Wow! I do not have enough words to thank these 52 amazing volunteers who helped with the POD operations on Saturday. You...
10/05/2020

Wow! I do not have enough words to thank these 52 amazing volunteers who helped with the POD operations on Saturday. You helped keeping Alexandria healthier by giving out 962 vaccines!!!! Thank you!!!!

Great collaboration between staff and MRC volunteers during our flu vaccination clinic! 54 MRC volunteers worked and hel...
09/28/2020

Great collaboration between staff and MRC volunteers during our flu vaccination clinic! 54 MRC volunteers worked and helped AHD staff. Thank you so much for your time and commitment. With your help, we were able to vaccinate 840 Alexandrians!!!

MRC volunteers helping with a testing event in Alexandria! Thank you for your service!
09/26/2020

MRC volunteers helping with a testing event in Alexandria! Thank you for your service!

Thank you for your service, Deborah McGhee
09/14/2020

Thank you for your service, Deborah McGhee

Deborah McGhee awarded by Dr. Haering with Alexandria MRC plaque in the presence of all command staff and MRC volunteers...
09/12/2020

Deborah McGhee awarded by Dr. Haering with Alexandria MRC plaque in the presence of all command staff and MRC volunteers.
Thank you Deborah!

Another day of celebrating Deborah! Thank you for being a dedicated volunteer!!
09/11/2020

Another day of celebrating Deborah! Thank you for being a dedicated volunteer!!

We are so grateful to you Deborah! Thank you for keeping our community safe!!! We have no words to express our gratitude...
09/10/2020

We are so grateful to you Deborah! Thank you for keeping our community safe!!! We have no words to express our gratitude for your service!

Alexandria Call Center Supervisor Recognition Week! Thank you cards from all call center volunteers and AHD staff! Thank...
09/09/2020

Alexandria Call Center Supervisor Recognition Week!

Thank you cards from all call center volunteers and AHD staff! Thank you Deborah for being the City’s COVID-19 Information Line supervisor for 6 months!! We appreciate you!!

MRC volunteers staffing Alexandria COVID-19 Information Line! Thank you all for your hard work and dedication!
08/12/2020

MRC volunteers staffing Alexandria COVID-19 Information Line! Thank you all for your hard work and dedication!

MRC volunteers are busy with fit testing and badge/t-shirt distribution!
07/18/2020

MRC volunteers are busy with fit testing and badge/t-shirt distribution!

Volunteers assembling face shields for medical practices!!! Thank you so much for your time and commitment!!! Go Alexand...
06/25/2020

Volunteers assembling face shields for medical practices!!! Thank you so much for your time and commitment!!! Go Alexandria MRC!!!!

Infection Control Training for Group Homes! Thank you Lauren and Melinda for teaching the class!
06/24/2020

Infection Control Training for Group Homes! Thank you Lauren and Melinda for teaching the class!

Another proper social distancing demonstration at Durant Center this afternoon! Thank you MRC volunteers for all that yo...
06/23/2020

Another proper social distancing demonstration at Durant Center this afternoon! Thank you MRC volunteers for all that you do!!

Thirteen MRC Volunteers as Infection Prevention Ambassadors at six different polls in Alexandria!! Thank you so much for...
06/23/2020

Thirteen MRC Volunteers as Infection Prevention Ambassadors at six different polls in Alexandria!! Thank you so much for keeping us safe!

Badge/t-shirt distribution for new volunteers! Thank you so much for coming out on a Saturday!!
06/22/2020

Badge/t-shirt distribution for new volunteers! Thank you so much for coming out on a Saturday!!

Thank you Alexandria MRC for offering to fit test Maryland volunteers!! Very kind of you!!!
06/20/2020

Thank you Alexandria MRC for offering to fit test Maryland volunteers!! Very kind of you!!!

Thank you Deborah!!! We couldn’t have done it without you!!!
06/14/2020

Thank you Deborah!!! We couldn’t have done it without you!!!

SUNDAY SHOUT OUT! Since March, Deborah has been the volunteer manager of the Alexandria Medical Reserve Corps. Every day, from 9:00 A.M to 6:00 P.M. you’ll find her scheduling and training new staff, pulling reports, and keeping the call center running smoothly -- basically by herself. In the midst of a pandemic, Deborah is an absolutely essential volunteer. Way to go Deborah - You Rock! #VolunteerAlexShoutOut If you would like to join Deborah helping during COVID-19, please click on volunteeralexandria.org/careforcommunity

Alexandria City COVID Community Testing on Memorial Day at Cora Kelly!  What a phenomenal effort! Total number of people...
05/26/2020

Alexandria City COVID Community Testing on Memorial Day at Cora Kelly! What a phenomenal effort! Total number of people tested at Landmark and Cora Kelly was 2980- we ROCK!!!! Kuddos to our MRC volunteers who besides helping with registration and flow, took on the roles as POT managers and biosafety officers!!! Thank you!!!

MRC volunteers supporting COVID community testing!! Thank you for your great work!
05/17/2020

MRC volunteers supporting COVID community testing!! Thank you for your great work!

MRC volunteers supporting PPS set up and execution!!! Thank you so much for your great work!!!
05/14/2020

MRC volunteers supporting PPS set up and execution!!! Thank you so much for your great work!!!

MRC volunteer working on the call center schedule! Thank you for your great help Deborah!
05/08/2020

MRC volunteer working on the call center schedule! Thank you for your great help Deborah!

Two MRC volunteers teaching new MRC’s donning and doffing with additional infection control training!
05/06/2020

Two MRC volunteers teaching new MRC’s donning and doffing with additional infection control training!

MRC demo on proper social distancing, mask safety and how to properly wash hands for Alexandria City employees.
04/29/2020

MRC demo on proper social distancing, mask safety and how to properly wash hands for Alexandria City employees.

Drive-through t-shirt and badge distribution for new Alexandria MRC volunteers!
04/28/2020

Drive-through t-shirt and badge distribution for new Alexandria MRC volunteers!

MRC volunteers creating thank you cards for long term care facilities’ staff! Thank you so much for your hard work!
04/27/2020

MRC volunteers creating thank you cards for long term care facilities’ staff! Thank you so much for your hard work!

One MRC volunteer teaching other volunteers how to safely do donning and doffing before assisting our Long Term Care Fac...
04/22/2020

One MRC volunteer teaching other volunteers how to safely do donning and doffing before assisting our Long Term Care Facilities.

Our MRC volunteer together with our Assistant Public Health Emergency Management Coordinator ready for fit testing.
04/11/2020

Our MRC volunteer together with our Assistant Public Health Emergency Management Coordinator ready for fit testing.

MRC volunteers helping with contact investigations! Thank you!!!
04/03/2020

MRC volunteers helping with contact investigations! Thank you!!!

After many hours of work, AHD employees attended a Disaster Mental health relief session done by an MRC volunteer! Thank...
04/01/2020

After many hours of work, AHD employees attended a Disaster Mental health relief session done by an MRC volunteer! Thank you so much!!

MRC volunteers distributing PPE to long term care facilities, assisted living and health care facilities! I am so proud ...
03/31/2020

MRC volunteers distributing PPE to long term care facilities, assisted living and health care facilities! I am so proud of your work!

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4480 King St
Alexandria, VA
22302

General information

The Alexandria Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) was established in 2005 and is housed within the Alexandria Health Department. The Alexandria MRC seeks to improve the health and safety of communities across Alexandria, VA by recruiting, training, and managing professional and non-professional volunteers who support existing public health infrastructure during public health emergencies and routine community activities.

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