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Interested in volunteering with the Alexandria Medical Reserve Corps?

Join the Alexandria Medical Reserve Corps TODAY! 
Register online through the Virginia Volunteer Health System!


Volunteers Building Strong, Healthy and Prepared Communities                

About Alexandria MRC 

The Alexandria Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a unit of local medical and non-medical volunteers who are ready to respond to public health emergencies. MRC volunteers improve the Alexandria Health Department's level of emergency preparedness and strengthen the routine public health services that we provide in the community.

We are always looking for people from a variety of backgrounds – medical, public health, emergency management, administrative, mental health, logistics, human resources, etc.  During an emergency, the Alexandria Health Department cannot fulfill its mission without the help of our MRC volunteers.  Our volunteers may help by giving vaccines, greeting people, supporting data entry, providing childcare, completing administrative tasks, offering emotional support, and much more.

In addition to assisting during emergencies, our MRC volunteers often help with the Alexandria Health Department's day-to-day public health activities. Many of our programs need volunteers to conduct surveys, provide health education or offer administrative support.

There are multiple levels of participation in the MRC. After attending an initial two-hour orientation, you decide how much time to devote as a volunteer.
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 Click here to Register online! As an MRC volunteer, you will have opportunities to participate in: 

  • Emergency preparedness training and exercises
  • Public health prevention education and outreach
  • Community emergency preparedness education and outreach activities
  • Public health response to communicable disease outbreaks and other emergencies
  • Supporting Alexandria Health Department's routine services

 Virginia MRC Recruitment Video    

Click here  to see the VA MRC Healthcare Professional Recruitment video on the Virginia MRC YouTube Channel!       

New Volunteer Orientation Sessions!

We have scheduled three orientation sessions for new volunteers. To register, visit, search for Course ID 1011098 and register for one of three available sessions:

Thursday, July 30 from 7-9 p.m. 

Orientation is open to anyone who has registered to become a MRC volunteer online through the Virginia Volunteer Health System. To register or to get more information visit After completing your initial registration, you will receive a welcome letter and further instructions on how to sign up for an orientation class.

If you have any questions, please contact MRC Coordinator at or 703.746.4978.

Photo Galleries

Nov. 22 Community Flu Shot Clinic photo 1 

    November 22 Community Flu Clinic Ladrey House 

Mass Fatality Overview photo 1 

    Mass Fatality Overview for MRC Volunteers 

NVCC Health Fair image 1 

October 26 Flu Clinic, Church of Resurrection 

NVCC Health Fair image 1 

September 28 Flu Clinic, Cora Kelly Recreation Center 

National Night Out 

    National Night Out 


Firehouse Friendship Festival 

    Friendship Firehouse Festival 

Vector Borne Illness Training image 1 

Vector Borne Illnesses Training 

NVCC Health Fair image 1 

Northern Virginia Community College Health Fair 

Mosquito Trapping Training image 1 

Mosquito Trapping Training 

VDH Radiological Response Training image 1 

VDH Radiological Response Training  

Earth Day 2013 image 1 

Earth Day 2013 Photos 



See Alexandria MRC Through the Years





Our office is located at 4480 King Street, at the corner of 28th Street and King. Parking is available behind the building.