Emergency Volunteering in Yakima Valley

Yakima County Community Emergency Response Team 
Yakima County C.E.R.T. members get the chance to keep their communities resilient by learning how to prepare for and respond to disasters.
Y.C.C.E.R.T. members can volunteer in our office or on scene during disasters and will gain valuable experience in emergency management through training and disaster response. 

Amateur Radio

The Yakima County ARES/RACES group is involved with supporting groups in the Yakima Valley including the Yakima Valley Office of Emergency Management and the Yakima Sheriff's Office.

Fire Department

Most of the fire department staff in the Yakima Valley are volunteers.  If you are interested in helping you neighbors, find your local fire department and inquire about volunteering.  You can volunteer as a firefighter or support the department by in other ways.

Red Cross

Whether helping one displaced family or thousands, providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran, or teaching others how to respond in emergencies, it’s through the efforts of ordinary people that we can do great things

Search and Rescue

Yakima county sheriff's office provides search and rescue throughout Yakima County and outlying areas, primarily in remote wilderness areas. Our team of highly trained and motivated volunteers bring special skills, equipment and their personal time to assist the sheriff in providing exceptional search and rescue service to the citizens of Yakima County.