Emergency Management Volunteers

Lee County Emergency Management Volunteer Logo

Volunteers are a critical part of a well-coordinated humanitarian response but potential volunteers should confirm that they are needed before traveling to impacted areas -- do not self-deploy. The impacted area from Hurricane Ian is considered hazardous at this time. United Way is working with local Emergency Management officials and will add opportunities for volunteers as they arise. 

Please click respond below and fill out your profile for yourself or your group complete with your name, email & phone number, organization name, and specialty if applicable. 

We will contact volunteers as we are able to allow volunteers into the community.  Please continue to help your neighbors and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

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.

(239) 281-8847


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.

(239) 278-3401


 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.

(239) 278-1551



 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.