Medical Reserve Corps

Greetings 4A MRC Members,

We have officially received our long awaited Federal Recognition as the MetroWest MRC Unit. As you know, representatives from our old 4A unit have been meeting with state and regional support for over 18 months in hopes of improving the efficiency of our volunteers and town participants.   Our new unit consists of the following towns: Hudson, Marlborough, Natick, Southborough, Sudbury, Waltham, Wayland and Weston.  

If you would like to join the Metrowest MRC unit and have not already done so, please register and create a profile with MA Responds.  Here is the website:

Moving forward, all calls for MRC volunteers will come through the MA Responds system. If help is needed in any of the 8 towns that are part of our Unit, all qualifying volunteers will be contacted by email for non-urgent requests and in the case of a more urgent request, phone and text messages may be sent as well. As in the past, volunteers always have the option to decline a request for deployment.

We are in the process of planning a large group training to bring volunteers and town public health officials together so we can make introductions, go over the process of standard operating procedures and most importantly answer any questions you may have. We are also looking at other trainings that would be applicable to volunteers. CPR certification, Narcan administration training, Stop the Bleed and Mental Health First Aid are just a few of the suggestions that have been brought up.

Please note:  the local list of volunteers that have assisted with flu/COVID vaccination clinics in the past will continue to be asked to participate in town-wide vaccination clinics.  The only difference is the clinics cannot claim to be an MRC event.   If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions please reach out to

Thank you for your patience and we look forward to teaming up with you!


Ani Aroyian

Metrowest MRC Unit Coordinator

MPH candidate at University of New England


Emily Amico RN, MSN

Metrowest MRC Unit co-chair

Regional Public Health Nurse

Great Meadows PH Collaborative

Sudbury Health Department


Heidi Harper RN, BSN

Metrowest MRC Unit co-chair

Public Health Nurse

Natick Health Department