Help Your Community Be Ready
Once you are fully prepared in the event of an emergency, how can you help others? There are many ways that citizens can volunteer to help the Orange County community become more prepared to meet future disasters.
Volunteers are the heart and soul of the American Red Cross. The Orange County chapter trains more than 35,000 people each year in disaster preparedness, and volunteers do everything from assisting the community in times of disaster to helping the headquarters run smoothly.
Consider volunteering your time and talents to one of these groups!
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization that provides emergency preparedness resources and disaster relief. The Orange County chapter also trains more than 35,000 people each year in preparedness, safety classes.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) provides news and information for teams highly trained with responding to incidents, riots, cell extractions, mass searches, and more. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks.
California Volunteers is led by the state of California’s Chief Service Officer. This state office manages and encourages volunteer programs and works to connect volunteers to their favorite causes.
Orange County Citizens Corps provides opportunities for anyone in Orange County to participate in measures that will protect them and their families in case of disasters. They provide training and public education to keep you prepared. There are five programs for which they need volunteers: Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), Fire Corps, Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS), Medical Reserve Corps, and USAonWatch – Neighborhood Watch.
OneOC’s mission is to accelerate nonprofit success. We are committed to making nonprofits in Orange County as efficient and effective as they are passionate about their missions.