Community Outreach Team Orientation & Training

October 22, 2022 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Cornelius American Legion Post 86
21215 Legion Street; Cornelius
NC 28031
Deborah Wade

We are pleased to announce the start of the new Community Outreach Team (COT)


This new outreach program was formed from the concept of MERT (Massage Emergency Response Team), which was established in 1989 following the Loma Prieta, California Earthquake. The CSMT played a significant role in 9/11 at Ground Zero and again at the Sandy Hook School Shooting in 2012, among many other emergency situations.


The Community Outreach Team was formerly known as the Community Service Massage Team (CSMT) and was originally developed because of the need to maintain a readiness for such emergencies and have an active presence in the community. The growth of this program is continuing to evolve in NC. We would like to invite you to be part of our new Community Outreach Team! Community Outreach programs are scheduled throughout the year. Let’s be active and make a difference in the community; not only when disasters occur.


We are planning Training & Orientation for

October 22, 2022

in Cornelius, NC from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm


If you want to be a part of the Community Outreach Team, please register for our orientation & training session.

5 credits for licensure renewal,

Lunch and Team Shirt are included

for $60.00


National Massage Therapy Awareness Week (NMTAW) is October 23-29, 2022

NMTAW is a dedicated week for AMTA members across the U.S. to promote the benefits of massage therapy, within their community. This year the CSMT Emergency Response team is working with the NMTAW committee to organize and sponsor a week of individual community projects dedicated to support our fellow 1st responders.


We would love your help for these small projects, within your community.


Requirements for Community Outreach Team participation:

  • AMTA Professional Member with insurance coverage.
  • Completion of the orientation/ training session
  • Completed application and fees to the AMTA-NC chapter (can be done at class).
  • Submit Signed Code of Conduct (can be done at class)


If you are interested in more information, regarding the Southeast Regional Community Outreach Team and/or would like to become a volunteer, please contact:


Deborah Wade

Community Outreach Team Coordinator

at or 336-301-9426



Please bring to class: Paper and Pen for taking notes


Click Here to Register


“Volunteers and attendees will be required to adhere to the most current CDC recommendations as well as state, local, and venue requirements in effect at the time of the event.”