MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS (MRC)
355 Texas Ave
Round Rock, TX 78664
512-943-3600

wilcomrc@wilco.org
512-248-3215

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Volunteers will not have an opportunity to be vaccinated prior to working.
WILCO MRC TeAMS WilCo MRC has teams that were created by and led by MRC volunteers. These teams were designed to provide an ongoing service to needs in our community with flexible schedules and the ability to help remotely, as well as, providing outreach opportunities.

HSSO Logo MRC High School Student Organization (HSSO): MRC partners with local high schools’ HOSA Future Healthcare Professionals Programs to provide students with several opportunities, including a competitive event designed for students to demonstrate the spirit and mission of both the MRC and HOSA in joint activities. Each team consists of 2 to 6 competitors and teams will prepare a portfolio highlighting partnership activities that improve public health, increase emergency response capabilities, and strengthen the resiliency of local communities. This event aims to inspire members to engage with the Medical Reserve Corps to learn more about community-based groups committed to strengthening public health. This team is open to all high school students in Williamson County and those not directly involved with a HOSA program can participate in group projects that are focused to meet needs in the community.
New Parent-01 MRC New Parent Assistance (NPA): The New Parent Assistance Team’s mission is to shine a light on the adversity faced by new parents and support them as they navigate newfound parenthood. Our volunteers serve a tremendous role in providing wellbeing check-ins, ensuring all necessities for new parents are met, and directing resources where needed. During this trying time and the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, we wish to be a valuable resource to new parents.
MRC UNITE-01 MRC University Team (Uni-Te): The MRC University Team was developed to focus on recruiting undergraduate and graduate students in Williamson County and empowering them to create new MRC projects that they care about, as well as volunteer with other MRC projects.  They also provide campus outreach in an effort to promote COVID safety to students living in dorms and attending classes on campus.
VECTOR-01 MRC Volunteers Educating Communities and Teaching Outdoor Readiness (VECTOR ): The VECTOR Team increases awareness and prevention methods for mosquito-transmitted disease through outdoor events.  Volunteers identify areas in the county where West Nile Virus and other related diseases have been present and set up an information booth at outdoor events in those areas to distribute information and insect repellant. Volunteers also assist WCCHD staff with setting mosquito traps, collecting the traps, and checking for the presence of specific disease vectors.
VOT Logo-01 MRC Volunteer Office Team (VOT): The VOT work alongside WCCHD staff to provide support for various departments and projects including Marketing and Community Engagement, Healthy Williamson County, Census 2020, Covid-19 testing preparation, and Covid-19 Mass Vaccination preparation, as well as, basic office responsibilities.
Youth Logo-01 MRC Youth Engagement Services (YES): The Youth Engagement Services Team was established to teach and mentor high school and undergraduate students about public health and medical professions. This includes a six-week webinar series that covers topics ranging from how to apply for college, how to find scholarships, to how to prepare for pre-med classes, and how to find internships. Each webinar will have two to three guest speakers who share how they made their career choice to how they dealt with struggles in school and career.  After the webinar series finished, students can request a mentor to help them with projects and other needs for the remainder of the school year.
Wise Owl Initiative
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Wise Owls Initiative (WOI): WILCO MRC team turn non-profit, The Wise Owl Initiative recognizes the desire and fundamental need for our elders to have some sort of outside contact with others. Because of the social restrictions placed on assisted living, memory care, and nursing home facilities, we have organized scheduled phone calls to engage residents, who otherwise may not have the opportunity to have a visitor. We have also coordinated with our volunteers, their families, friends, co-workers, and students to create hand-crafted cards to donate to several facilities.