Volunteer Opportunities

There are numerous opportunities to volunteer throughout the Greater Spokane area--either directly with Greater Spokane Emergency Management or with one of our many partners. If you are proud of your community and would like to meet like-minded people, volunteering is a good place to start. In addition, it feels good to give back and help others.

In times of an emergency or disaster, First Responders (law enforcement, fire, medical services and utility companies) are under a lot of time pressure to resolve issues as quickly as possible. In some situations, they count on the assistance of trained volunteers. If you would like to assist in times of crisis, consider volunteering with one of the following groups:

Since all volunteers may work directly with Sheriff's Deputies, and in terms of policies, are like employees of Spokane County, you are required to complete a thorough application. Greater Spokane Emergency Management (GSEM) assists the Spokane County Sheriff's Office in managing volunteer information, including coordinating some of the training.
For all interested volunteers, please fill out an application and mail all pages to: Greater Spokane Emergency Management, Attn: Simone Ramel-McKay, 1618 N. Rebecca St., Spokane, WA  99217. If you prefer, you can scan and email it directly to Simone. PLEASE REMEMBER: you must include a copy of your driver's license or official identification card.

For more information, please call Simone Ramel-McKay at (509) 477-3006 or contact her via email.

Community Partner Opportunities lists other emergency-related and public safety volunteer opportunities.