After a disaster, essential government services may be overwhelmed. Citizen Corps is a grassroots effort that trains volunteers to help make communities safer, stronger and better prepared.
Citizen Corps opportunities include participation in Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), Citizens on Patrol, Volunteer Fire-Police, Volunteers in Police Service and a host of other opportunities.
Please commit to serving your neighbor, your community and your country. Become a volunteer.
Everyone can do something to be safer from natural disasters, terrorism, crime, public health issues and other medical emergencies. It’s easy to volunteer in your community.
For information on opportunities, please call local volunteer organizations or visit the following sites:
Volusia County Council on Aging
Second Harvest Food Bank
For more information, please contact Volusia County Citizen Corps at 386-258-4088
Community Emergency Response Team
A Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a group of volunteers trained to protect their families and neighborhoods immediately following an emergency.
For information, please contact Volusia County Emergency Management at:
386-258-4088 Daytona Beach
386-423-3395 New Smyrna Beach
Building a disaster-resistant community
Volusia Prepares is a communitywide effort to reduce the impact of natural and manmade disasters on Volusia County through pre-disaster planning and preparation.
Businesses, community groups, government agencies and citizens are working together to help identify hazards and vulnerabilities within their neighborhoods and to make their homes and workplaces safer. Educational programs, personal and business disaster planning, and information on home projects that can be done when remodeling are available.
For more information on becoming involved, please contact Volusia County Emergency Management at one of the telephone numbers listed here.