Public Health Preparedness
Medical reserve Corps  
  Welcome to the Thurston County Medical Reserve Corps.
  • The mission of the Thurston County Medical Reserve Corps is to allow local health professionals and others to voluntarily contribute their skills and expertise to provide public health surge capacity.
Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a community-based volunteer program that strengthens and expands the local public health system's response during a health emergency or disaster. Members include medical and non-medical professionals who contribute their unique skills and expertise to prepare for and respond to health emergencies. The Thurston County MRC is one of over 1,000 nationally recognized Medical Reserve Corps units. Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek serves as the Medical Director of the Thurston County MRC.

Thurston County MRC members have assisted in a range of health emergencies that include response to local flooding, H1N1 influenza pandemic and state pertussis outbreak.

Volunteering for COVID-19 Vaccination Events

Would you like to help at a COVID-19 vaccination event in Thurston County?

We are narrowing the scope of MRC applicants, to a medical only targeted group in an effort to decrease the time it takes to process and vet applications within the current staffing model.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Volunteer Opportunities
    • Thank you for your interest in supporting Thurston County's COVID-19 response. Currently, we are actively recruiting medical and non-medical volunteers to support vaccination clinics in Thurston County. Please select the options that fit your skills below and follow the link.
      • Non-Medical Volunteers - Please register via United Way of Thurston County.
        • Jobs include: flow monitors, traffic control, greeters, guides and reception.
        • Work may include indoor and outdoor locations.
      • Medical Volunteers - For licensed medical professionals, please email to obtain a Medical Reserve Corps application.
        • Jobs include: vaccinators, medical screening/observation, and vaccine draw. These positions require any of the following retired and/or active medical licenses in Washington State: MD, DO, PA, ARNP, RN, DODPA, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Tech. For more information, click here.
        • Work may include indoor and outdoor locations. Must work within the scope of your license.


Basic eligibility requirements for the Thurston County MRC include:
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Have a valid driver's license and auto insurance
  • Work well in stressful situations
  • Have good customer service skills
  • Work well in a team
  • Be current on required immunizations (Measles/Mumps/Rubella, Hepatitis B, Seasonal Influenza)
MRC Membership/Application Requirements for more information.

We invite you to join and expand the public health surge capacity for the residents of Thurston County.

Volunteer Events and Sign Up

To view upcoming volunteer events or training opportunities open to Thurston County MRC volunteers, visit the link below. 

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This page last updated: 07/02/21