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Nassau County Emergency Management welcomes committed volunteers and student interns! Volunteers are the backbone of our organization and we are excited that you are interested in becoming a part of our volunteer team. Your skills can enhance Nassau County's preparedness, communication, response, and recovery capabilities. 

Volunteer Opportunities


Nassau County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (NCARES) supports Nassau County Emergency Management with radio communications in the event of a disaster or other emergency when normal communication systems become disrupted or inadequate. NCARES is responsible for planning and coordination amateur radio emergency preparedness and operations in Nassau County. NCARES is presently comprised of more than 100 licensed amateurs who resides and/or work within Nassau County, and who have voluntarily registered their equipment and skills 

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the 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. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks


The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals, as well as other community members without healthcare backgrounds. MRC units engage these volunteers to strengthen public health, improve emergency response capabilities, and build community resiliency. They prepare for and respond to natural disasters, such as wildfires, hurricanes, and floods as well as other emergencies affecting public health, such as disease outbreaks


The Nassau County Youth Emergency Team is a cooperative program between Nassau County 4-H and Nassau County Emergency Management. This program is designed to train youth to respond to disasters and emergency situations and earn community service.

Volunteer Requirements

  • Ages 16 & up can volunteer independently

  • Must pass a background check

  • Must attend "New Volunteer Orientation"

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