KCEST is the parent organization that is responsible for the management of the following programs working with the Office of Emergency Management in Kent County. KCEST is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Application Process Steps and Application

  • Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! If you have any questions, please email Human Resources.
  • Print and use our Applicant Checklist: here
  • Please read through our frequently asked questions: FAQ
  • Our full training checklists and requirements can be found here: Public Checklists

Step 1 – Fill out our application: Here

Step 2 – Fill out our volunteer interest form here

Step 3 – Complete the Kent County Sheriff’s Office Volunteer Background Check: Application Form

Step 4 – Pass Background Check: Approval from the Kent County Office of Emergency Management

Step 5 – Set up an Interview with our HR Team.

Step 6 – Approval from KCEST Leadership and Added to Team as a Probationary Member

  • KCEST Leadership will review the application and decide to either accept or decline an applicant
  • Approved applicant will be placed on probationary status for 6 months and assigned to the training division. During this time, we evaluate your progress and interest level in being a team member.

Step 7 – Complete Probationary Checklists Within 6 Months


Probationary members are encouraged to respond to all callouts!