Maryland Responds is housed within the Maryland Department of Health Office of Preparedness and Response, along with 24 Local Units housed within Local Health Departments throughout the State. State and Local Medical Reserve Corps Unit Administrators work together to organize and train Maryland Responders to address a wide range of challenges from public health education to disaster response. Maryland Responds is also a part of the National Medical Reserve Corps Network, which comprises almost 1,000 community-based units and approximately 200,000 volunteers across the United States and its territories.
Vision: A strong and collaborative network of Local Units in every county in Maryland that consist of dedicated volunteers who build resilient communities and reduce disaster risks for a prepared Maryland.
Mission: To establish a statewide volunteer network of medical and public health professionals which is integrated into established community emergency systems to facilitate a coordinated approach to volunteer management.
Goal: Enhance Maryland’s emergency preparedness and response capabilities by augmenting county- and state-level public health and medical services with a source of pre-identified, credentialed, and trained volunteers.
Register: Help us prepare and protect our community by becoming a Maryland Responder today. Sign up to volunteer with Maryland Responds through the Maryland Responds Registry at https://mdresponds.health.maryland.gov.
Learn more about Maryland Responds by visiting our website at https://mdr.health.maryland.gov.