New Members

What to do as a new member of the Medical Reserve Corps

Registering for membership 


  • View: View the University of Minnesota Medical Reserve Corps Orientation online. Topics covered include your role in a public health emergency, volunteer liability, the communication process for notification or deployment as well as other important information.
  • Email: Once you have viewed the orientation, email that you have completed the orientation requirement.  
  • T-shirt and ID badge: Once you complete your orientation and attend your first MRC event, you will receive a Medical Reserve Corps ID badge and T-shirt.

MRC Handbook

Read the MRC Handbook to learn more about the MRC and your role as a volunteer.


Sign into your Shiftboard account within two weeks of joining the Medical Reserve Corps. Shiftboard is the scheduling system you'll use as a member to sign up for volunteer opportunities, including: deployments, training events, strike team meetings, and others. Please familiarize yourself with this system.

For instructions on how to intially access your account, please visit our Shiftboard information page.

MRC membership provides me opportunities to provide assistance and support as we face disasters and tragedies in our community.—Karla Hemesath