Volunteers

Our goal is to provide a wide variety of trainings to all of our MRC members, whether you have recently joined, or have been a member since Denton County MRC’s inception. We hope that we will expand upon your current skills, and help you develop new ones.  We aim to stay ahead of the curve of what is coming for MRC units across the country.

This training calendar is tentative; courses are subject to change if necessary.    Any changes made will be updated on the MRC web portal (mrc.dentoncounty.gov).  We suggest checking the web portal often for updates.  Approximately one month prior to a training date, you will receive a reminder email from Seth Roberts with a Training Flyer, which will provide you with more details.

You must register for all training on the MRC web portal, at mrc.dentoncounty.gov.  We require registration in order to plan facility space and prepare materials. Sign in, click “Volunteer Training” and click the green "Sign Up" button under the training you wish to register for.

We understand that our lives are busy and plans change. If you have registered for a training, but cannot attend, we ask that you notify us immediately so that we can allow space for someone else. If you are interested in a training or have additional questions, please contact Seth Roberts.

Training Schedule
March – 2024
Medical Reserve Corps Orientation
  • Date:
    Tuesday, March 05, 2024
    Time:
    10:00 AM  –  1:00 PM
    Location:
    Denton County Public Health - Conference
    535 S. Loop 288
    Denton, TX 76205
    Description

    The Denton County Medical Reserve Corps Orientation is designed to introduce new members to the MRC process.  It includes: Medical Reserve Corp information session, volunteer roles and responsibilities, Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), contact and deployment procedures, and Point of Dispensing (POD) and Shelter Operations team assignments.

    Target Audience: Denton County Citizens interested in volunteering (not intended for current volunteers)

May – 2024
Medical Reserve Corps Orientation
  • Date:
    Saturday, May 04, 2024
    Time:
    10:00 AM  –  1:00 PM
    Location:
    Denton County Public Health - Conference
    535 S. Loop 288
    Denton, TX 76205
    Description

    The Denton County Medical Reserve Corps Orientation is designed to introduce new members to the MRC process.  It includes: Medical Reserve Corp information session, volunteer roles and responsibilities, Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), contact and deployment procedures, and Point of Dispensing (POD) and Shelter Operations team assignments.

    Target Audience: Denton County Citizens interested in volunteering (not intended for current volunteers)

June – 2024
Until Help Arrives (with Stop the Bleed)
  • Date:
    Tuesday, June 11, 2024
    Time:
    8:00 AM  –  12:30 PM
    Location:
    Denton County Health Department - Conference
    535 S. Loop 288
    Denton, TX 76205
    Description

    Injuries can happen at any time. In fact, you never know when you might find yourself in a situation where someone, a stranger perhaps, needs immediate medical help for a life-threatening injury. You are the most important help available to someone with a serious, life-threatening injury. When someone experiences a life-threatening emergency, the first care they can get can be the difference between life and death. We will also give you hands on training on Stopping the bleed techniques using tourniquets.

August – 2024
CPR & AED (for non-medical)
  • Date:
    Monday, August 12, 2024
    Time:
    8:00 AM  –  12:30 PM
    Location:
    Denton County Health Department - Conference
    535 S. Loop 288
    Denton, TX 76205
    Description

    This course will teach the basics of CPR and how to use an AED unit. Attendees will learn how to recognize and respond to an emergency situation; help someone in respiratory and cardiac distress; perform CPR on adults and children; and use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) until emergency help arrives. The course also covers basic information about preventing the spread of disease. All participants will receive a CPR card. Target Audience: All MRC volunteers

December – 2024
CPR & AED (for non-medical)
  • Date:
    Monday, December 02, 2024
    Time:
    8:00 AM  –  12:30 PM
    Location:
    Denton County Health Department - Conference
    535 S. Loop 288
    Denton, TX 76205
    Description

    This course will teach the basics of CPR and how to use an AED unit. Attendees will learn how to recognize and respond to an emergency situation; help someone in respiratory and cardiac distress; perform CPR on adults and children; and use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) until emergency help arrives. The course also covers basic information about preventing the spread of disease. All participants will receive a CPR card. Target Audience: All MRC volunteers