The City of Eugene Risk Services Division operates a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program to educate 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. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT volunteers can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. For more information, contact Patence Winningham or call 541-682-5665.
Volunteers in Policing
The Eugene Police Department’s Volunteers in Policing Program partners citizens and police in support of our crime prevention and community policing efforts. As a Eugene Police volunteer, you will have a front-row seat for behind-the-scenes operations of law enforcement.
Volunteers provide assistance in every division of the department. Examples of assignments include the Squad Car Maintenance Team, Seniors on Patrol, Crime Prevention Unit, Records Section, Subpoena Service Team, Huckleberry Patrol (graffiti abatement), Public Information Office, Crime Analysis Unit, Forensic Evidence Unit, Image Retrieval Team, Property Control Unit, Cold Case Squad and role playing for training scenarios. Most assignments require one 3-4 hour shift/week for three months of service. The volunteer placement process takes six to eight weeks and includes an application, interview, background investigation and orientation. For more information, contact Lindy Smith or call 541-682-5355.