When disaster strikes, volunteers are needed. We partner with Maine CDC Public Health Emergency Team, Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), and Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) to connect emergency response and management organizations with qualified volunteers.
Visit our partner website, Maine Ready, to learn more.
Since 2008, the Commission has been co-chair of the Donations Coordination Team (DCT) with the MEMA. The goal of the DCT is to coordinate resources of volunteers and donations on a statewide level to improve disaster preparedness, mitigation, and recovery.
In 2010, with the help of the Maine AmeriCorps Alumni, Volunteer Maine established Maine’s first deployable Volunteer Reception Center based out of Portland.
Want to be part of the recovery? Individuals age 18-26 are eligible to apply to AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC). What is NCCC? It is a residential program designed for young adults who want to serve full-time, on a tight-knit team, by responding to emergencies. Members are assigned to one of four regional campuses, located in Vinton, IA, Sacramento, CA, Vicksburg, MS and Aurora, CO.