Getting through an emergency situation and the recovery process can be a team effort. There will likely be plenty of work for willing hands and hearts. Find out now how you can be ready to help when the need arises.

Information and Referral Volunteers in Sacramento

2-1-1 Sacramento is a comprehensive, multilingual telephone information and referral service. Using a computerized database of more than 2,400 community services, trained staff and volunteers help callers find the resources they need. 
2-1-1 Sacramento staff are available 24-hours/7 days a week by simply calling "2-1-1".

Can't dial 2-1-1?  Call (916) 498-1000 or (800) 500-4931.  They can also be reached via TTY (916) 446-1434 or by email at info@211sacramento.org

Sacramento Medical Reserve Corps

Sacramento Medical Reserve Corps volunteers are medical professionals and support members who strengthen public health, emergency response, and community resiliency. Volunteers provide first aid for emergency response and large public events; staff shelters for people displaced by flood, fire or extreme weather; staff flu clinics; and promote emergency preparedness. We have a lot of great activities and trainings coming up - Join us and help our community to be more prepared for a disaster or large scale medical emergency!  www.SacMRCfoundation.org

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.ready.gov/citizen-corps

California State Citizen Corps Council
1110 K St., Suite 210
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 323-7646

Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T) 

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

​Become a Red Cross Volunteer at the Capital Region Chapter 

The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its congressional charter and the fundamental principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. For more information on how to volunteer, please visit the 
American Red Cross Capital Region Chapter​. 

Hands on Sacramento

Hands On Sacramento is the region's full-service volunteer action center and a committed advocate for innovative social change.  They strive to inspire, equip, and mobilize both individuals and groups through meaningful volunteer experiences that facilitate connections, change lives, and strengthen our community. For more information on how you can volunteer, please visit the Hands on Sacramento website, call 916-447-7063 ext. 338 or email info@handsonsacto.org.

Neighbor Helping Neighbor ​​

Attempting to respond to a disaster by yourself involves an incredible​ amount of work. You can plan to work together with your neighbors to help reduce the pressures and alleviate the impact disasters can impose in your community.​​​