The Office of the Civilian
Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps has announcee the publication of three
new Technical Assistance Guidance Documents for use by MRC unit leaders.
These three documents are designed
to assist MRC unit leaders with building and maintaining relationships with
The Guide to Volunteer Recruiting provides approaches to finding and engaging volunteers in
the work of your Medical Reserve Corps units by identifying your audience,
crafting your message, and finding the appropriate media outlets.
The Guide to Retention of MRC Volunteers is designed to assist with keeping volunteers engaged even
when the MRC unit is not activated in emergency response. The focus of this document is on creating a
positive volunteer experience, engaging
volunteers based upon their primary motivators, and creating additional
opportunities for volunteering throughout the year.
The Guide to Recognition of MRC Volunteers provides an overview to both informal and formal
approaches to recognizing volunteers for their contributions and
All three of these guides are
available in PDF format in the Toolkit: http://www.medicalreservecorps.gov/PromisingPracticesToolkit.asp?mode=ResourceDetails&ResID=244&RefID=Category&Category=25