The Aurora Emergency Management Agency is looking for caring and dedicated individuals that wish to serve their neighbors and community. We are always looking for good people with open minds and big hearts that want to serve as an Aurora Emergency Management Agency Volunteer in the Emergency Volunteer Services.
Emergency Volunteer Services assists Aurora's emergency management personnel and first responders with manpower and equipment during emergencies and municipal events. Emergency Volunteer Services are people just like you, who offer their time and talent to help make Aurora a better place in which to live and work.
The one thing they have in common is a desire to give something back to their community!
Below is a list of our volunteer opportunities.
Severe Weather Monitoring
Monitor severe weather during weather watches and warnings at the Aurora Weather Center located at the Emergency Operations Center. Receive reports from Field Weather Spotters and relay information to the National Weather Service.
Assist with communications within the Emergency Operations Center Communications room. Help monitor and facilitate communications between the City of Aurora and other emergency agencies.
Emergency Preparedness Education
Provide emergency preparedness educations for community groups and business. The Emergency Volunteer Services members who are Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) instructors teach and certify those who attend the class.
Emergency Volunteer Services become an extra set of eyes and ears for the Aurora Police Department. Patrols occur on Friday and Saturday nights when members are available. They report to the police unusual activity, graffiti, unsecured buildings.
Assist the Aurora Police Department on accident scenes and special events with traffic control. Emergency Volunteer Services are a proven additional asset which frees up the police department to focus on more serious demands for service. In addition, members will monitor a wires down situation for the fire department or Police department to free up those resources.
Emergency Scene Lighting
The Aurora Emergency Management Agency has several vehicles that are designed for emergency lighting and traffic control. Members respond with the appropriate vehicle and provide additional scene lighting for emergency incidents and city events.
Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Support
Help provide necessary support services during emergency operations. These duties may include answering phones, being a runner between offices or departments, and supporting the logistical needs of the EOC during emergency operations.