The Brookline Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) with over 200 members is enthusiastically looking for new volunteers – both medical and non-medical. It’s a great way to meet new neighbors and become involved in the Brookline community.

The purpose of the MRC is to provide emergency disaster preparedness as well as assist with public health programs such as vaccination clinics. Throughout the year, members choose from a variety of short, interesting trainings. To date, we have assisted with evacuees at Camp Edwards following Hurricane Katrina, help stations in bad weather at the Boston Marathon, ice storm shelters, a water emergency, town-wide CPR training, and preparation for Hurricane Irene.

Two years ago the Brookline MRC ran an area-wide flu clinic, which doubled as a disaster drill, at Brookline High School, where more than 2400 people were immunized in three hours. The event was carried out smoothly because of the large number of volunteers helping register and guide people as well as those actually giving the immunizations.

There will be a short information session with refreshments at Brookline’s Health Department, 11 Pierce St., Denny Room from 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm Wednesday, October 19, 2011.

To register interest please leave your name and number anytime for Dawn Sibor, Brookline’s Public Health Emergency Coordinator, on (617) 730- 2656 or by email at Please also visit our website