Emergency Preparedness: Ready Corps                     

The Emergency Preparedness: Ready Corps, an AmeriCorps National program implemented by Jersey Cares, creates disaster resilient communities by increasing preparedness of individuals and families through volunteer engagement. The Ready Corps member provides direct service and trains volunteer leaders to recruit and educate teams of volunteers to:

  • Improve preparedness of individuals and families through local collaborative volunteer projects, service events, and training resulting in personal preparedness plans.

  • Expand Local Preparedness Networks and community capacity to respond to disasters by strengthening partnership networks while building a corps of trained volunteer leaders with a specific focus on managing unaffiliated volunteers in emergency situations.

  • Support long-term recovery and sustainability by increasing organizational capacity to help individuals and families prepare and, in the case of disaster, more easily respond and recover from current events.

For more information on the Jersey Cares Emergency Preparedness: Ready Corps program, please contact Thomas Dougherty or call (973) 533-1993.

Our team is looking to fill essential trainer roles as noted below. If you are interested in volunteering, click on the link to register and learn more.

Emergency Preparedness Volunteer Leader Training

We are seeking leaders who possess knowledge and interest in facilitating emergency preparedness training to their communities. Register for a training today!