Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in Volunteering with the Cowichan Valley Emergency Program? Check out our Volunteer Engagement Plan and the opportunities outlined below.

Level 1 - Volunteer Opportunities

Emergency Preparedness

Local Emergency Response Neighbourhoods (LERN)

Emergency Preparedness Workbook Cover ImagePersonal Preparedness is the foundation! Get prepared for your own peace of mind!
Want a free presentation? Email or call 250.746.2560.
Keeping Families Safe!
Learn to help yourself and help others so that no one is alone during emergencies or disasters!
Free courses available!

Level 2 & 3 Volunteer Opportunities

Emergency Communications

Emergency Communications Team
Do you have your Amateur Radio Licence? Want to provide emergency communications to your community?
Ongoing training available!

Interested in becoming a licensed Amateur Radio Operator? Check with the
Cowichan Valley Amateur Radio Society (CVARS) for upcoming training sessions.

Emergency Social Services

Community Recovery

Interested in working with people in crisis? Emergency Social Services workers listen, provide emotional support and where needed provide referrals to resources such as food, clothing and lodging.
Cowichan Cares
Interested in working more long-term with people impacted by a disaster? Community Recovery workers listen, provide emotional support and connect people with community resources to help them rebuild their lives.

Search and Rescue

Fire Rescue

Do you enjoy tramping in the woods? Are you a bit of a detective? Join Search and Rescue and help to find the lost or search for evidence under RCMP direction.
Fire Rescue
Always dreamed about becoming a firefighter? You can make your dream a reality by joining one of 18 Fire Rescue in the region.