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Medical Reserve Corp and CERT volunteers

About Medical Reserve Corp (MRC)

Medical Reserve Corp logo
  • MRC is a national network of locally organized volunteers who improve the health and safety of their communities.
  • MRC volunteers include medical professionals and nonmedical community members without healthcare backgrounds.

Bloomington-Edina-Richfield member activities

Our MRC volunteer unit strengthens public health emergency response efforts, builds community resiliency and engages the public in health promotion information and community events.

Activities include the following:
  • Emergency preparedness and response trainings and exercises
  • Emergency sheltering
  • Disaster medical support
  • Emergency medical countermeasure distribution
  • First aid during large public gatherings
  • Planning, logistical, and administrative support
  • Behavioral health support/family assistance center support
  • Vaccination clinics (i.e. flu clinics)
  • Blood drives
  • Community CPR/AED training
  • Community event support (i.e. Heritage Days, Kite Day, Summer Fete, etc.)
  • Health education and promotion

Become an MRC volunteer

Sign-up today!

Complete each step:

Complete the following online trainings

You will receive a certificate when you complete each training. You must email your certificates to us at mrc@bloomingtonmn.gov.

Volunteer Opportunities

May 

Kite Day

Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Valley View Playfield

Help setup and take down canopy tents for Public Health's Mother-Baby tent and information booth. Providing staffing of the information booth and engage the public on emergency preparedness topics.

June

Edina Vehicle Day

Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Southdale Parking Lot

Help setup and take down canopy tents for Public Health's Mother-Baby tent and information booth. Providing staffing of the information booth and engage the public on emergency preparedness topics.

Safety Boot Camp

Wednesday, June 20, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the East Parking Lot of Civic Plaza

Assist with the operation of the Public Health Emergency Preparedness station for the boot camp. We usually provide a fun activity for the kids to get involved in emergency preparedness topics such as Emergency Go-Kit Building Relay Races.

Block Captains CPR Class

Wednesday, June 20, 5 - 8 p.m.

Assist with the setup and take down of CPR training materials. Provide CPR training technique assistance (CPR certification or prior CPR Train-the-Trainer background required).

Wright's Lake Park Celebration

Saturday, June 23, 4 - 7:15 p.m. and 7 - 10 p.m. at Wright's Lake Park

Help setup and take down canopy tents for Public Health’s Mother-Baby tent and information booth. Provide staffing of the information booth and engage the public on emergency preparedness topics.

July

Summer Fete

Tuesday, July 3, 4 - 7:15 p.m. and 7 - 10 p.m. at Normandale Lake

Help setup and take down canopy tents for Public Health’s Mother-Baby tent and information booth. Provide staffing of the information booth and engage the public on emergency preparedness topics.

August

National Night Out

Tuesday, August 7, 4 - 9 p.m.

Help setup and take down canopy tents for Public Health’s Mother-Baby tent and information booth. Provide staffing of the information booth and engage the public on emergency preparedness topics.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

CERT logo

  • CERT members are community volunteers trained in basic response skills by emergency personnel.
  • CERT members are prepared to save lives, prevent the spread of disease, and protect themselves, their families, and their community in the event of a disaster.

Become a CERT volunteer

CERT training is a collaboration between Richfield and Bloomington and is open, at no cost, to residents of these cities.

For more information:

www.richfieldmn.gov/CERT