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Donating and Volunteering
Whether you are creative, enjoy working with kids, want to be outdoors, or like to learn new things, come and see how you can use your unique talents and interests as a Park volunteer. It's a great way to give back to your community, meet new people, and help preserve Hamilton County's natural and cultural heritage for the enjoyment of this and future generations. Listed below are a few of the various volunteer opportunities the Hamilton County Parks Department offers.
Parks - Contributions
Your contribution to Hamilton County Parks is one of the best ways to give back to your community. With your support, you will be helping to preserve and protect Hamilton County's natural and cultural heritage for the enjoyment of this and future generations. Show your support by making a donation, becoming a sponsor or making a tree or bench dedication.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a program that 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.
Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) is an organization of amateur radio operators who volunteer for Emergency Management for the purpose of providing tactical emergency support radio communications to federal, state and local governments in time of emergency, and to supplement, augment or replace radio communications wherever and whenever needed.
Emergency Operation Center (EOC) Volunteers is a perfect opportunity for those interested in helping in a command center environment. This group consists of personnel who have degrees in emergency management, military, or current/former public safety personnel, IT professionals, or those who are seeking to gain real-world experience while giving back to the community. Personnel train to know how to operate technology in the center as well as staff key positions.
Emergency Management Reservist Program allows qualified individuals to be rostered as a volunteer to help during an emergency or disaster without a big commitment. Qualifications include, but are not limited to; previous disaster/emergency response experience, public safety or military service, previous completion of disaster-based training, public safety, or other related or past certifications. Reservist are required to attend a four-hour course to learn more about HCEM and how we operate during a disaster and attend quarterly meetings.
The emergency management internship program with Hamilton County Emergency Management provides an opportunity for students or recent graduates to explore career options, apply academic knowledge and skills to the workplace, gain career skills, build resumes and network with emergency management professionals throughout the National Capital Region.