Kentucky's Medical Reserve Corps

​The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national program that utilizes local health and medical volunteers to strengthen public health, emergency response and community resiliency.

In Kentucky, all 120 counties are served by a registered MRC unit, most of which are sponsored by the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) through a partnership with eight health care coalitions. Kentucky's MRC is comprised of medical and non-medical personnel who volunteer their time and expertise to supplement existing public health resources during emergencies and at other times of community need.

The MRC program is comprised of medical and non-medical volunteers. To be a medical volunteer, an individual must have a current professional license to practice in the medical field (i.e., physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, psychologists, EMTs, paramedics, veterinarians, chiropractors, radiologists). Non-medical volunteers may provide critical support roles such as logistics, supply inventory, documentation/record keeping, security, traffic/crowd control, child care and administrative and communications support.

To serve your community as an MRC volunteer, please visit to complete registration.


KHELPS is a web-based system for volunteer management that is used to contact, credential and engage with Kentucky's Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers. To serve your community as a MRC Volunteer, please visit to complete registration. The KHELPS system allows volunteers to:

  • Create and manage a personal profile
  • Upload required documentation of qualifications
  • Respond to posted opportunities for emergency responses, exercises/drills, and trainings
  • Log and track volunteer hours
  • Receive important MRC communications

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