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Community Teams & Volunteers

CERT_small_MaineHave you Heard?  Volunteerism is back!

Join us!  If you would like to find out more about the community volunteer teams partnering with Knox County Emergency Management, click on a team link on the left sidebar of this page or call the EMA office at 594-5155.

Special Announcements or local volunteer opportunities:

Are you looking to make a difference as a volunteer somewhere in the state of Maine or beyond?  Visit the website to see the many volunteer opportunities which exist in and around our region.

Interested in joining the Knox County Animal Response Team (Knox CART)?  Contact us!

Become a NWS Weather Spotter! Contact EMA for information on how to apply. See program link in side bar on our weather page.

CERT-CART-ARES/RACES-SAR-EOC team members- Sign into the Knox EMA Volunteer Team Management System (D4H) using this link:  Team leaders have control over info, scheduling, event/incident reporting and activations for their respective teams.  Individual team members may log in to view team calendars and team-specific information plus keep member data and contact info current.

Training for Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).  This program which can be presented in classroom module format or online prepares citizen volunteers to provide emergency and disaster-related services which assist regular emergency service agencies.  It is also recommended training to serve on a Knox County EMA sponsored specialty Communications or Animal Response Team. Contact the EMA Office at 594-5155 to learn more.

Red_CrossWant to become a Red Cross volunteer?

Red Cross volunteers respond to disasters ranging from a single family house fire that affects one family to a hurricane that affects thousands. In Maine, we respond to over 400 local disasters each year, and send a dozen or more responders to points all over the country to assist in other major disasters.

Individuals can be trained to respond in a number of positions, ranging from shelter volunteers, caseworkers, damage assessors, health services volunteers, mental health services volunteers, logistics coordinators, drivers, dispatchers, and more … and that’s just in times of disasters. In “blue sky” times, we are also looking for dispatchers, survey callers, office workers, smoke detector installers, instructors, and data entry experts. There is something for everybody.

To start your adventure as a new Red Cross, volunteer, head to: to sign up. Many of our trainings are offered online, or at locations throughout the state on a regular basis. Contact Knox County EMA or head to their Training and Exercises page to find training offered locally.

If you have any additional questions, contact David Brown, Disaster Program Manager for the Mid-Coast Maine Region of the American Red Cross at (207) 400-7290 or email

Registered Volunteers:  Access "Volunteer Connections" using this link  Remember to keep your deployment availability info current.

Contact Knox County EMA 301 Park St  Rockland, ME  04841  Tel (207) 594-5155      
Last updated 5/26/2022

Red_Cross(1)_WebInterested in becoming a Red Cross Volunteer?  Training is available for important service to your community. Contact Knox County Emergency Management or the Maine Region, American Red Cross at (207) 735-1650 or click on this link to the volunteer page of the Maine Red Cross.

2013-04-10_17-56-57_749(1)Combined CART/ARC Shelter Drill.  This drill was held recently at the Rockland District Middle School.  It exercised the ability of volunteers from the Knox County Animal Response Team and local American Red Cross Disaster Action team to effectively conduct joint emergency shelter intake operations at this Regional facility serving the greater Rockland area.