Dakota County Emergency Response and Disaster Relief

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

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.


Katrina DeVore, MPH

Public Health Emergency Preparedness Specialist

Dakota County Public Health

14955 Galaxie Ave

Apple Valley, MN 55124


Fax: 952-891-0418


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