Volunteer & Respond

The use of volunteers has proven critical to emergency management. Both individual volunteers and established volunteer groups offer a wealth of skills and resources that can be used prior to, during, and after an emergency. Mobilizing the private sector can add significantly to emergency management programs.

The following volunteer groups support emergency management in York County:

Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Volunteers

People in an officeHow would you like to help your community during an emergency or disaster? What about the chance to work alongside public safety officials during a countywide crisis? The York County Office of Emergency Management is currently seeking volunteers to work in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The EOC is a central location where public safety leaders and decision-makers work together in support of incident response and recovery operations. It is responsible for strategic overview, or the "big picture" of an incident. The EOC can often be a fast-paced environment and needs a variety of people to support operations.

If you're interested, please complete an Application for Volunteer Services (PDF). Be sure to list Emergency Management Volunteer as the position applied for.

You must obtain a criminal background check before being considered. There is no cost as a volunteer. You can obtain a criminal background check online. Be sure to select "New Record Check- Volunteers Only". You must return the results of the background check to us to be considered.