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Rockland to host weekend disaster training for new volunteers

disaster training for new volunteers
Well over 90 percent of our disaster responders are volunteers.

People interested in becoming disaster volunteers for the American Red Cross can attend a free training that will take them from zero Red Cross experience to trained disaster services volunteer in just two days.

The Zero2 Hero program provides the training necessary to become:

  • Client casework volunteers - meet with disaster victims, assess their needs, and help them begin the recovery process.
  • Shelter volunteers – work at a shelter in the event of a large scale disaster, such as an ice storm or flood.
  • “Well over 90 percent of our disaster responders are volunteers,” says Danielle Hardre, Disaster Program Manager. “A strong volunteer base will ensure we can provide local assistance to victims of fires and other disasters.”

    Participants in the training will also complete all necessary paperwork to become an active volunteer of the Red Cross.


    Knox County Public Safety Building

    301 Park Street, Rockland

    December 5: 5 - 9 p.m. (Snacks Provided)

    December 6: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Lunch Provided)

    Sign up here or for more information, contact Larry French at or 207-735-1650.