Volunteerism is a major component in any community's rediness plan and response to a disaster. Volunteers can be utilized in a variety of ways during times of flood, severe weather, homeland security issues and more.
The Sheriff's Office also has a hazardous materials response team, S.E.R.T., which is made up of volunteers.
Winnebago County Sheriff's Office
650 West State Street
Rockford, IL 61102
Citizen Corps was created to help coordinate volunteer activities that will make our communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to any emergency situation. It provides opportunities for people to participate in a range of measures to make their families, their homes, and their communities safer from the threats of crime, terrorism, and disasters of all kinds.
For information on volunteer opportunities with the Citizens Corps visit their website at: Winnebago County Citizens Corps Council or contact Charlie Elliott at 815-720-4190.