Volunteer Opportunities - CERT Specific

Now that you're CERT trained, there are many ways you can help. Submit your CERT Volunteer Interest so we know what kinds of "CERT activations" you're most interested in.

CORE Program Community Ambassador

This is an easy to read, 3-pager with website redirect links to help you describe the Communities of Oakland Respond to Emergencies program. Scan the QR code to share this information quickly.
This is an easy to read, 3-pager with website redirect links to help you describe the Communities of Oakland Respond to Emergencies program. Scan the QR code to share this information quickly.

Primary Assignment Focus: Promote the CORE program and emergency preparedness in general. New CERT trainee recruitment.

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Required Training:

  • CORE Program Volunteer Orientation

3 Minute Read | CORE Program Quick Facts

CORE Program Trainee & Volunteer Liaison

CERT members check-in before a skills assessment.
CERT members check-in before a skills assessment.

Primary Assignment Focus: Promote the CORE program, CERT Training and emergency preparedness in general. Support active CORE Program volunteers by conducting CERT member check-in's, conduct follow up calls for waitlisted trainees, status check's for current trainees, and provide guidance and information regarding additional, recommended training.
Disaster Assignment Focus: Support neighborhood resilience/communications hubs as needed.

Recommended Materials:

Required Training:

  • CORE Program Volunteer Orientation

Emergency Respite Center Support Staff

In the event of a wildfire or an emergency situation, law enforcement and fire agencies issue evacuation warnings or evacuation orders for impacted areas. Since catastrophic events have the potential to leave people without shelter, CERT members are encouraged to register for additional training on how to support with setting up an emergency respite center or shelter if needed, in advance.
In the event of a wildfire or an emergency situation, law enforcement and fire agencies issue evacuation warnings or evacuation orders for impacted areas. Since catastrophic events have the potential to leave people without shelter, CERT members are encouraged to register for additional training on how to support with setting up an emergency respite center or shelter if needed, in advance.

Primary Assignment Focus: Promote the Know Your Zone campaign and teach members of the public how to find their Zone via the online mapping tool. New ERC trainee recruitment.
Disaster Assignment Focus: Lead/support sheltering/emergency respite center operations during or after a catastrophic incident.

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Required Training:

Find A Zone in Oakland [OKL]