Dakota County Public Health

Medical Reserve Corps - Dakota County - Medical Reserve Corps - Dakota County


General Description

Join the Medical Reserve Corps
You can sign up to be a Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteer with or without specific health experience or certifications. The Public Health Department uses volunteers for a variety of things, especially in emergencies. We may need volunteers to help with:

▪ Specific healthcare tasks, like administering immunizations or dispensing medications
▪ Assisting with child care emergency plans
▪ Monitoring areas or clinic sites
▪ Operating a hotline to respond to questions from the public

Medical Reserve Corps-Dakota County volunteers are offered other opportunities for training and activities to strengthen the community during non-emergency times. More information on the many functions of the Medical Reserve Corps can be found here.


  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Must live or work in Dakota County
  • Must complete a background check with Dakota County
  • Must be physically able to respond to situations in an emergency
  • Your information will be registered in a state emergency response database


Required Training (Not Required as of 1/14/2021)

Medical Reserve Corps volunteers must complete two online trainings to be fully registered.

The trainings cover:

  • Duties of a Medical Reserve Corps volunteer
  • How to prepare for a public health emergency
  • Your role in a public health emergency
  • Volunteer opportunities available through the Medical Reserve Corps


Interested? Contact us for more information.


Susan Erickson

Public Health Emergency Preparedness Specialist

Dakota County Public Health

Phone: 651-554-6138

Email: susan.erickson@co.dakota.mn.us

Qualifications Required

  • Accepted Data Privacy Notice - Tennessen Notice Must be Yes
  • Background Check Must be Completed: Cleared
  • Signed Volunteer Waiver Must be at least Yes