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Our Mission, Vision and Goals


Wachusett Medical Reserve Corps (WMRC) is a local network of public health, medical, safety and other ancillary volunteers organized to improve the health and safety of their communities. (2020)


Our communities, with the help of skilled volunteers, will be well informed, prepared, healthy and safe. (2020) 


Our goals are to use planning processes, developed policies and procedures, and training with response partners to:


  •  Conduct periodic informal assessments of community needs and resourcesrelated to health education, safety and prevention of illness.
  • Recruit, enroll and maintain a corps of healthcare and non-healthcare volunteers sufficient to respond to a public health emergency related to natural or manmade disasters or emerging diseases in north Worcester County. 
  • Develop and maintain a framework to match volunteers’ skills with the community’s needs, including medical surge capacity.
  • Provide opportunities for volunteers to assist with non-emergency public health functions/initiatives, such as health education, vaccination clinics and public awareness campaigns.
  • Deliver comprehensive training opportunities to volunteers through simulation exercises, classroom training and access to online education resources. 
  • Foster a culture of acceptance, recognition of the value of volunteers, and utilization of volunteer staffing within north Worcester County.


        (Reviewed 2020)

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Using the skills, knowledge and abilities of members to care for others