Volunteering with Victoria Emergency Program will provide you with free training, valuable experience in public safety, and the opportunity to help your community during emergencies. Well-trained and skilled volunteers play a vital role before, during, and after a crisis. We have a number of volunteer teams that you can join.
Volunteering with us is a dynamic and ongoing process. Experience is not necessary, but you need to be a team player and able to work in high stress environments, positive attitudes are a must!
ESS is a provincial program local authorities and Indigenous governments use to deliver basic needs to the public in an emergency. ESS coordinates services for people forced from their homes by events likes fires and floods. These supports enable those impacted to re-establish themselves as quickly as possible. The ESS program is supported by the Ministry of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness and is administered by the City of Victoria.
Our Auxiliary Communication Service (ACS) team support critical City communications when traditional method fail or are unreliable. This knowledgeable and experienced team has a focus on radio and utilizes several technologies and a wide collection of equipment to perform their role.
Cyclists can play an important role in an emergency response, particularly when roads are damaged after an earthquake. The City’s Cyclist Response Team trains in bicycle trailering, maintenance and repair, first aid, rapid damage assessment, radio communications, and wayfinding. The team trains at least once a month and members are required to onboard with CRC as ESS members before joining the CRT.