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Volunteer and Recruitment Information

Emergency Volunteer Services

What is Emergency Volunteer Services (EVS)?

EVS was formed in 1998 and operates under the direction of the City of Aurora's Emergency Management Agency (EMA). EVS is the result of the combination of two long-time Aurora volunteer groups; the Citizen Radio Patrol (organized in 1974) and the Aurora Emergency Management Agency Volunteers (organized in 1960). EVS assists Aurora’s emergency management personnel and first responders with manpower and equipment during emergencies and municipal events. EVS Volunteers 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.

What are the basic requirements for EVS membership?

EVS Applicants must be U.S. Citizens, 18 years of age at time of application, possess a valid Illinois Driver's License, have a safe and properly operating vehicle for transportation, be able to provide proof of vehicle insurance and be free of any charges, arrests, convictions, or other history which might harm EVS’ name or reputation.

What activities do EVS Volunteers participate in?

  1. Severe Weather Monitoring
  2. Emergency Operations Center Support
  3. Communications
  4. Emergency Preparedness Education
  5. Neighborhood Patrol
  6. Traffic Control
  7. Emergency Scene Lighting

How can I become an EVS Volunteer?

Make an appointment by calling the Aurora Emergency Management Office at (630) 256-5800. The application process includes:

  • Completing EVS Volunteer Application
  • Background check
  • Interview
  • Acceptance/rejection of application
  • One year probation period