Programs: Maryland Responds


The Maryland Responds Medical Reserve Corps​ is housed within the Maryland Department of Health Office of Preparedness and Response, along with 24 Local Units housed within Local Health​ Departments throughout Maryland. 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

Learn more about Maryland Responds by visiting our website at