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Hampshire County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Recruitment

The Hampshire County MRC is a national volunteer program dedicated to building strong, healthy and prepared communities. MRC has more than 800 trained volunteers with medical and non-medical experience. As the Northampton and Amherst vaccination clinics are being prepared, there is a more urgent need for volunteers to help with dispensing efforts. This program is managed by the Department of Public Health to identify local volunteers who can be contacted when needed. In order to be a volunteer, you must register using an online system called, MA Responds. A background check will be conducted.

MRC volunteers are typically used for the following events:

  • Annual flu clinics

  • Staffing the emergency shelters

  • Assisting with an EDS (Emergency Dispensing Site)

  • Staffing a warming center or cooling center (during extreme weather conditions)

  • Providing first aid at local community events

Register today to be a volunteer responder by either and when it asks you to select a unit, you’ll find the Hampshire County MRC listed under "Region 1"

Amherst Senior Center

Helpers Needed

Meal delivery drivers & newsletter helpers needed

Please Call Donna at 413-259-3164

Request or Offer Support

View the Support Form

Make or receive a friendly phone call

Sign Up Now for a Call

Donate or Sell PPE to Support Massachusetts' COVID-19 Response

PPE Procurement & Donation Program

View the PPE Program Site

Donations to Cooley Dickinson Hospital

Donate to Cooley Dickinson Hospital Now

Donations to Baystate Health

Donate to Baystate Health Now

Donations to MA Nursing Homes

Donate PPE to protect frontline workers in nursing homes

View MA Senior Care Site

Health Professional & Tracing Volunteers

Health Care Professional Volunteer for COVID-19 Relief

Please do not volunteer if you have had any contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Volunteers must provide their own transportation.

Volunteer as a Health Care Professional

Volunteer for the new Community Tracing Collaborative

PIH MA-Response Page

Apply to be a Contact Tracer

Give Blood

The COVID-19 virus has caused the cancellation of blood drives across the Commonwealth. There is an urgent need now. The Governor has deemed “Blood and plasma donors and the employees of the organizations that operate and manage related activities” as an essential service. Donating blood is safe and people should not hesitate to give.

Your local knowledge, suggestions of sites, and potential partners are crucial to meeting the needs of our neighbors who need blood and blood products.

→ To schedule a new blood drive contact Bill Forsyth at (617) 699-3808 or at email

Those who are healthy, feeling well and eligible to give blood or platelets, are urged to make an appointment to donate as soon as possible by:

Use the Red Cross Blood Donor App


→ Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)

Donating blood is safe and people should not hesitate to give.


Amherst Masks4All Initiative

Need a mask? Want to sew masks? Want to donate materials?

Please Sign-up at Masks4All

Western MAsk Project

Getting Masks & PPE Supples to those in need. Donate to PPE supply effort and/or purchase your own cloth masks.

Visit Western MAsk Project

United Way of Hampshire County

COVID-19 Volunteer Opportunities

Please take a moment to view the United Way of Hampshire County Volunteer Opportunities. Thank you for offering your support! Opportunities will be updated regularly so please check back often!

Western Massachusetts Community Mutual Aid