Be Prepared to Help Yourself, Your Family & Your Community
Weston needs you! Join the Weston Emergency Reserve Corps (WERC), a volunteer organization that exists to strengthen the town’s public health infrastructure and improve emergency readiness.
It does this by arranging for the coordination, training, and mobilization of medical and non-medical volunteers to be able to support disaster preparedness, relief, and recovery, as well as to provide emergency medical assistance and public health outreach.
WERC is sponsored by Weston's Department of Public Health, but as the Weston Branch of the Medical Reserve Corps it exists as a part of a dynamic network of local, regional, and national organizations dedicated to rapid, safe, and effective crisis response.
Benefits of Volunteering for WERC
- Assist (to the extent you are able) with local crisis readiness and response.
- Get free training and continuing education in areas including:
- Emergency management
- Local emergency response plans, procedures, and facilities
- Personal health and safety in emergency situations
- Increase your own preparedness so that you and your family will be safe.
- Join teams mobilized during national emergencies, such as Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina.
- Network with other crisis response volunteers and professionals.
- Participate in initiatives that enhance and strengthen public health and safety, such as vaccination and wellness education programs.
- Serve your family, friends, and neighbors, in Weston and beyond.
If you are interested in becoming a WERC volunteer, please download, print, and fill out the Weston Emergency Reserve Corps Volunteer Application (PDF). Any questions may be directed to Weston's Director of Public Health.