New Members

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



  • 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.
  • T-shirt: Once you complete your orientation and attend your first MRC event, you will receive a Medical Reserve Corps T-shirt.

MRC Handbook

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

Read an Addendum to the MRC Handbook related to personal protective equipment and COVID-19 MRC deployments.


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.

Visit the Shiftboard Information page for more information including instructions on how to intially access your account, mobile app info, and a Shiftboard FAQ.

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