100 West Burton Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
108 David Collins Drive
Smyrna, TN 37167
Hours: 8:00AM – 4:30PM
The Rutherford County Health Department has two volunteer programs that address health, cultural, and safety issues in our part of Tennessee. Each program offers numerous volunteer opportunities to people who wish to contribute their time, talent, and skills in an effort to promote public health.
Medical Reserve Corps for Emergency Preparedness
The State of Tennessee Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Volunteer Program serves the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) by strengthening public health, emergency preparedness and response, and community resiliency.
Major emergencies and disasters involving disease or injury to large numbers of people can overwhelm full-time emergency response, hospital, and other health care personnel within the first 12 to 72 hours. Volunteers can provide an important "surge" capacity during these critical early hours supplementing medical and health personnel shortages, or function as support personnel.
The MRC helps fill gaps in services with volunteers who've been organized, trained, and assigned to assist where their expertise is best applied.
Visit the Medical Reserve Corps web page here to learn more