The Brookline Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), with over 240 volunteers, is enthusiastically looking for new volunteers – both medical and non-medical. The MRC welcomes all to join us on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 6:15 PM to 7:30 PM, for an informal information session with refreshments at the Brookline Health Department in the Denny Room, 11 Pierce Street (next to the Pierce School), Brookline.

Volunteers have found the MRC a wonderful avenue to becoming involved in the Brookline community and meeting their neighbors.

The purpose of the MRC is to provide volunteer services for Brookline during an emergency disaster as well as assisting with public health programs. Some members ask to be contacted in an emergency only; others volunteer at scheduled events. There is no set training; members choose to attend as many or as few of the workshops that are offered. These workshops are run in the early evening and cover an ever-changing variety of topics from emergency preparedness, to working with animals in a disaster, public health initiatives, as well as First Aid and CPR. Many workshops carry nursing, social work and EMT continuing education credits.

Last year, MRC volunteers were recruited to help with vaccination clinics in the fall and assisted with cooling shelters in Brookline during the 2012 Boston Marathon. Volunteers have also helped with disasters outside Brookline, including helping Hurricane Katrina evacuees at Camp Edwards and those, last year, sheltering from storm damage in the Springfield area.

Please RSVP to Dawn Sibor, or leave a message anytime on 617-730-2656 for more information. Also, please check out the Brookline MRC website,