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Join us in making a better community through volunteerism! We invite you to explore the variety of opportunities in our many programs. If you are interested in volunteering, here is the place to start. Scroll down and follow the links to read about current opportunities to partner with us in your area of interest.

Even if the perfect volunteer opportunity isn't available at the moment, you can fill out a Volunteer Profile, and be notified when opportunities matching your interest areas open up...

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Get involved during disasters and emergencies

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Volunteer. Emergencies and disasters happen everywhere. If you are tired of watching events unfold on the TV and saying "I wish I could help." We have a volunteer opportunity for you. CERT volunteers are trained citizens who assist first responders during community disasters and emergencies.

CERTs complete a 21 hour academy (usually taught in two weekends) and learn about disaster preparedness, emergency medical, fire safety, light search and rescue, disaster psychology, terrorism, documentation and incident command. During emergencies volunteers may help citizens, assist with shelters and evacuations, act as scribes or public call takers, or assist professional responders in a variety of ways. We support the mission of our responders be freeing the highly trained people to do the specialized tasks they have been trained to do.

Between emergencies CERTs help with community outreach, disaster training and exercises, and public education. CERT volunteers range in age from 18 to 89. No special skills are required. In a disaster there is a job for everyone.


CERT members must be 18 years or older, pass a standard background check, and complete CERT academy training.

NOTE: Background checks require additional paperwork.

Time Commitment

CERT members must complete a 21-hour academy (usually taught over two weekends), and put in at least 2 hours per month of volunteer time.


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We're looking for volunteers!

After applying, interested persons WILL NEED TO FILL OUT ADDITIONAL PAPERWORK in order to authorize us to perform a background check.

Contact Information
Shirlee Rhodes 775-325-6928
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