Volunteer Opportunities

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. To be eligible, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of application
  • Resident of Aurora
  • Valid Illinois Driver's License
  • Proof of vehicle insurance
  • Subject to a background check
  • Agree to a Code of Conduct and adhere to all EMA rules and regulations
  • Be available to respond to emergency calls
  • Commit to donating a minimum of 12 hours of service every three months

What You Provide

You provide the agency with your time and energy to learn and train to become an Emergency Volunteer.

What EMA Provides

The Aurora Emergency Management Agency (EMA) provides you with training, safety equipment, uniform shirts and pants along with a team atmosphere that cares about its members.


The Emergency Management Agency is housed within the Aurora Police Department. Because of this, each of our volunteers must successfully complete a Police background check. Applicants must be fingerprinted and are asked to sign a waiver giving the background unit approval to run a criminal history check.

Volunteers represent the Office of Emergency Management and the City of Aurora and when acting in that capacity are bound by a code of conduct. The Office of Emergency Management reserves the right to dismiss individuals who have violated that code or for other reasons are not able to fulfill their responsibilities as a volunteer.

How to Volunteer

Fill out the volunteer application below! By simply contacting us and inquiring, you will have completed the first step!

You will be contacted by the Emergency Management Agency Coordinator with further information.

If you have questions, email the EMA office.