Volunteer with us

Want to get more involved? Emergency Management volunteers get the chance to attend many community events and training opportunities throughout the year, including assisting the City with emergency communications at the Annual Grand Parade for the Strawberry Festival! To become a Registered Emergency Worker through our office, you must:

  1. Have a desire to assist the community in disaster preparedness, response and recovery.
  2. Successfully complete the CERT Program or have a HAM License.
  3. Complete the registration process (below).

If you are interested in volunteering with the office of Emergency Management please reach out to us at preparedness@marysvillewa.gov

Registered Emergency Workers

Our Volunteer Program is comprised of two levels, once you have completed CERT or have a HAM License. Level 1 volunteers may participate in general emergency management volunteer activities that are appropriate for the corresponding level of training, such as supporting outreach events, situational awareness at Parades, or light response activities as needed. Level 2 volunteers can participate in Level 1 activities and may also provide EOC (Emergency Operations Center) support during emergency activations or exercises.

Please see below for more details on the registration process. 

To find more information on the required Independent Study (IS) online courses listed below, please visit here. If you'd like support in completing the courses, please let us know. 


Volunteer Activity Calendar

This calendar is subject to change at any point and is only an estimation of activities. 

The Volunteer Activity Calendar is intended to showcase the various event and training opportunities throughout the year. While some of the large events that you see below are open to all of the public, they are listed here specifically for the opportunity of further emergency management involvement. Please contact us at preparedness@marysvillewa.gov for further details.

If you are looking for a calendar of community events to attend as an unassociated constituent, please visit here.

If you are interested in registering for any class offerings in our Preparedness Class series through the Parks Department Adult and Senior class programs, please visit here. (Pro Tip: use the search bar with the keyword "prepare" to see which classes are upcoming.)

This calendar shows emergency management opportunities for 2023. Opens in new window

If you are interested in attending or participating in any of the above activities, please reach out to us at preparedness@marysvillewa.gov.