Emergency Management Volunteers

Lee County Emergency Management Volunteer LogoThe EM Volunteers Program is designed to enhance the delivery of emergency management services to Lee County. This program provides a wide array of volunteer services, including service learning, office assistance, and other opportunities relating to the five phases of emergency management: prevention, preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.

Emergency Management Volunteer online application

For more information:

Contact the Emergency Management Volunteer Coordinator at EOCVolunteer@leegov.com.

Amateur Radio Emergency Service

Amateur Radio Emergency Service LogoDedicated to being here for the residents of Lee County, ARES® volunteers work under the direction of the Lee County Emergency Operations Center staff for those times when disaster strikes. While Lee County has state-of-the-art communications systems, it is considered prudent to have a second communications network, should the primary become incapacitated, especially in times of extreme hazards.



American Red Cross Florida's Southern Gulf Region

Red Cross LogoThe American Red Cross provides support in many different ways, from managing shelters to providing food and water to firefighters when they are battling fires for hours on end, to helping residents find temporary shelter after a disaster.



 The Salvation Army

Salvation Army LogoThe Salvation Army is one of our partner agencies providing food, clothing, crisis counseling and more to serve those in need.




 United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades & Okeechobee

United Way LogoThe United Way of Southwest Florida provides trained staff to operate the Storm Information Hotline during hurricanes and other disasters. The hotline provides information to the general public on shelters, evacuations and other important information so residents can stay safe before, during and after a storm.  239-433-2000


Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Community Emergency Response Team logoCERT teams are volunteer groups that support local fire districts during emergencies. Members are trained in basic response and life safety skills through classroom hours and hands-on participation. CERT members are there to support their community when they are needed most.  For more information, contact your local Fire Control District.

Florida Gulf Coast University students, faculty, and staff can contact FGCU Emergency Management at emergencymanagement@fgcu.edu for FGCU CERT training and activities.