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Volunteer Opportunities
There are a variety of volunteer opportunities to serve your community in Bastrop County. Below are the five Citizen Corps programs that are available. Simply click the links or send a message to the contact for more information.

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  • Staff Liaison: Brad Ellis (512) 581-4023
    CERT Leader: Janice Brueggman-Taylor

    Bastrop County CERT Home Page

    The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program helps train people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community.
  • Contact Michal Hubbard at 512-517-1416

    Through education, preparation, advocacy, and networking with citizen groups and emergency services organizations, FireCAP, Inc. seeks to reduce wildfire risks in the Urban/Wildland interface of Texas.
  • Contact Information Coming Soon.

    The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Program coordinates the skills of practicing and retired physicians, nurses and other health professionals as well as other citizens interested in health issues, who are eager to volunteer to address their community's ongoing public health needs and to help their community during large-scale emergency situations.
  • Contact Information Coming Soon.

    USAonWatch is the face of the National Neighborhood Watch Program. The program is managed nationally by the National Sheriffs' Association in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice. Time-tested practices such as "eyes-and-ears" training and target-hardening techniques continue to be at the core of the program. As groups continue to grow, the roles of citizens have become more multifaceted and tailored to local needs. USAonWatch empowers citizens to become active in homeland security efforts through community participation. USAonWatch provides information, training, technical support and resources to local law enforcement agencies and citizens.
  • Contact Information Coming Soon.

    The VIPS Program provides support and resources for agencies interested in developing or enhancing a volunteer program and for citizens who wish to volunteer their time and skills with a law enforcement agency. The program's ultimate goal is to enhance the capacity of state and local law enforcement to utilize volunteers. The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) manages the VIPS Program in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

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