Town Department Engagement Opportunities

Public Health

Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)

Under the direction of the Canton Health Department, the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) will recruit, train, mobilize, and coordinate a community based group of volunteers who can serve during a local emergency health situation and assist with local public health needs throughout the year.

Application Brochure Resident Letter

Contact: Diane White
Phone: 781-821-5021


Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

CERT educates individuals about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT volunteers can assist others in their community following a disaster when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT volunteers are also encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking an active role in emergency preparedness projects.

Contact: Charles Doody, Fire Chief
Phone: 781-821-5095

Public Library

Library Volunteer

The Canton Public Library welcomes and appreciates volunteers from the community whose contributions expand and enhance the public service goals of the library.  Volunteers generally provide support services to paid staff or work on special projects.  The Library relies on volunteer help for a variety of support services such as sorting, shelving, and retrieving books, helping with special projects, clerical and manual tasks, telephoning patrons with reserves, delivering books to the home bound, and more. Participants in the library’s volunteer program learn more about the library and its place in the community and observe first hand how the library serves community needs. 

Application | General Info. | Policy on Volunteers

Contact: Carolyn Elkort
Phone: 781-821-5027

Clerks Office

Election Worker

Election workers are individuals hired by Canton to perform services at polling places in connection with national, state and local elections.

Contact: Tracy Kenney
Phone: 781-821-5013

Animal Control



Contact: Stacy Nee