Medical Reserve Corps of Scott County

The Medical Reserve Corps of Scott County is a countywide resource of health professionals and other professionals who volunteer and strengthen the community by preparing for and responding to local public health emergencies and assisting in ongoing public health initiatives.
The mission of the Scott County Medical Reserve Corps is to allow local volunteers to contribute their skills and expertise throughout the year as well as during times of community need. Volunteer’s professional knowledge and skills are vital to the communities, families, friends and neighborhoods of Scott County, in a time of need. Volunteers can help Scott County in its goal to have Safe, Healthy, and Livable Communities.

What do MRC volunteers do?

Scott County MRC volunteers currently assist the Scott County Public Health Department with weekly immunization clinics, mobile health clinic and clerical office support. In the past, they have assisted with H1N1 immunization clinics, dental clinics, education at public health events, and general office support.

Check out the latest issue of the Metro MRC Newsletter to learn more about what MRC volunteers do.

Previous Newsletters:
September, 2018
June, 2018
December, 2017
September, 2017
June, 2017
November, 2016
August, 2016
June, 2016
March, 2016
August, 2015

What is the time commitment?

The type of time commitment for volunteering includes:
  • Participating in quarterly call-down drills, which require a volunteer to listen to a message on their telephone or read an email and press a number to respond.
  • Volunteers can also pick additional opportunities, depending on how active you want to be. 
  • Volunteers are also able to attend additional training and exercise drills.  

Who Can Join

The Scott County MRC provides volunteers in a variety of different disciplines with opportunities to donate their time and expertise. Individuals with health backgrounds are helpful, however, all individuals who live or work in Scott County are encouraged to join. We believe everyone has an important skill to offer. MRC volunteer opportunities exist in many areas:
  • Healthcare professionals, such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, nursing assistants, respiratory therapists, medical assistants, veterinarians, EMTs, paramedics, etc.
  • Public Health professionals, such as epidemiologists, health educators, public health nurses, environmental health professionals, etc.
  • Mental Health professionals, such as social workers, counselors, psychologists, clergy, etc.
  • Individuals with other skills, such as interpreters, chaplains, childcare providers, supply clerks, customer service, support staff, and IT professionals, etc.
  • Retirees and students are also encouraged to join.

How to Join

To join the Scott County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC):
  • Complete the MNResponds Registration and Scott County Volunteers Registration
  • Register at the MNresponds website and Scott County Volunteers website or print, fill out and mail in the paper registration forms below to:
    • Scott County Public Health
      Attn: Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator
      Marschall Road Transit Station
      1615 Weston Ct.
      Shakopee MN, 55379
  • Complete Additional Volunteer Registration Paperwork.
    • If you register online - hard copies of Volunteer Registration Paperwork will be sent via USPS and you will be asked to return to Scott County Public Health.
    • Or you can print the Volunteer Registration Paperwork and send to Scott County Public Health.
  • After registration you will be notified of and asked to attend a 2 hour volunteer orientation provided by the Scott County Volunteer Office.
Please note: Registration with both the MNResponds website and Scott County Volunteers website and attendance at an orientation is required to be considered an active volunteer and be considered for deployment.