The mission of Citizen Corps is to harness the power of every individual through education, training, and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds.

The Citizen Corps mission is accomplished through a national network of state, local, and tribal Citizen Corps Councils . These Councils build on community strengths to implement the Citizen Corps programs and will carry out a local strategy to have every American participate.

Through the Citizen Corps Programs, residents volunteer in activities that support first responders, disaster relief groups, and community safety organizations. Residents can do something to support local law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services, community public health efforts, and the four stages of emergency management: prevention, mitigation, response and recovery efforts.

In Coshocton County, there is volunteer opportunity for citizens to participate in the following programs:

(C.E.R.T.) Community Emergency Response Team

(M.R.C.) Medical Reserve Corps

Neighborhood & Business Watch

Call  740-622-1984  today for additional

information on any of these volunteer programs.