The Henrico County Health Department (HCHD) is excited to offer a variety of volunteer opportunities through our Medical Reserve Corps team. We believe that by involving community volunteers in our work, we are better able to serve Henrico County and create a healthier Henrico for all.
The Henrico Medical Reserve Corps is made up of medical and non-medical volunteers who support the community by promoting healthy living and disease prevention, improving local emergency preparedness, and responding to emergencies. Our MRC team includes the Chickahominy Health District, covering Hanover, Goochland, New Kent, and Charles City Counties. To see our recent activities in the community, check out our facebook page!
All volunteers must be at least 18 years old, create a VVHS account, and complete MRC Orientation and a background check before volunteering.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
HCHD Volunteers primarily support our emergency preparedness and population health teams. Current volunteer opportunities include:
- Mass Dispensing Response Team
- Shelter Response Team
- Mass Casualty Response Team
- General Support Team
- Public Health Outreach Team
- Health Ministry Team
Population Health/Chronic Disease
- Diabetes Education Team (Road to Health)
- Community Resource Guide Editing Team
- Community Health Worker Navigation Team
- Chronic Disease Emergency Preparedness (CODE Prep) – Dialysis Support Team
Volunteer Position Summaries for each volunteer team are listed here.
Interested in Volunteering?
- Go to vamrc.org/vvhs to create a volunteer profile
- Attend an MRC Orientation
- Complete a background check
Once you complete the three steps listed above, you will have access to training opportunities for the specific teams listed above.
If you have questions, please email Henrico.Volunteer@vdh.virginia.gov.
If you are interested in an internship, please email Henrico.PopHealth@vdh.virginia.gov.
Thank you to all of HCHD’s volunteers who contribute to our community in valuable ways. Below, you will find helpful links and resources for Henrico’s Volunteers. Follow our Henrico and Chickahominy MRC Facebook Page to see what we are up to in the community!
Virginia Volunteer Health System (VVHS) – Once you create an account with VVHS, you will receive alerts from your volunteer supervisor for upcoming opportunities. Please select your availability for all alerts that you receive.
Henrico and Chickahominy Medical Reserve Corp Newsletter – Read our current newsletter to see news and events from our unit the past few months!
Henrico MRC Volunteer Handbook: You will receive a hard copy handbook during your MRC Orientation.