Volunteer Mission, Values, and Principles


The AEMA EVS mission is to minimize the loss of life, suffering, and damage to property during an emergency, disaster, or crises by training and utilizing highly motivated community members in preparedness, response, and recovery activities.



Volunteers are expected to adhere to the following fundamental principles:

Humanity: Volunteers are to bring assistance without discrimination to the individual to prevent and alleviate human suffering to protect public health, safety, and welfare ensuring respect for the human being.

Impartiality: Volunteers will make no discrimination to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic or political opinions towards other members or members of the public.

Voluntary Service: The AEMA EVS is a voluntary relief effort and not to be prompted in any manner by desire for gain.


These values are essential to our continued success and provide common language and foundation. Values drive how we accomplish our goals and conduct ourselves to execute and achieve our strategic mission.

Collaborative: We work together as one, in partnership with other departments or organizations, and embrace diversity and inclusiveness.

Creative: We seek new ideas, are open to change, and always look for better ways to serve.

Credible: We act with integrity and are transparent guardians of the public trust.

Committed: We hold ourselves accountable for defining and meeting clear objectives and delivering on our mission.