Get Involved in your Community!
Getting involved or volunteering your time helps strengthen your community, solve local problems and can help combat isolation.
You can get involved through Citizen Corps, a coordinated group of organizations focused on promoting community safety before, during, and after a disaster.
- Volunteers in Police Service: Enhance ability for law enforcement to utilize volunteers.
- National Neighborhood Watch: Works with local officials, law enforcement, and community members to prevent crime, and increase community safety.
- Medical Reserve Corps: Coordinates volunteer health professionals, or others interested in health issues to provide ongoing support for community public health needs.
- Community Emergency Response Team (CERT): A team that teaches basic skills that would be useful in case of a disaster, and is able to act if emergency responders are not available or to support the jurisdiction during other events, emergencies, or disasters.
Check with your local Emergency Manager to find any active teams in your area, or if there is any interest in starting one.
There are also other ways you can get involved locally:
- Voluntary Organizations
- Volunteer groups
If you’ve recognized a need or problem that is not being addressed, reach out to your neighbors or community members to solve it together!