Volunteer Services

Welcome to Seattle OEM Volunteer Services!

The Seattle Office of Emergency Management offers a rewarding opportunity for members of the community to contribute to the City's emergency preparedness, response and recovery efforts.

Skilled volunteers provide support to key OEM programs and services. Examples of volunteer opportunities are below:

  • Seattle Auxilliary Communications Service currently accepting applications
  • Stop the Bleed Trainers - currently accepting applications
  • Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Educators - currently accepting applications, CLOSES 11/1/19
  • Administrative/clerical support - currently accepting applications
  • Emergency Operation Center Support Volunteer - currently accepting applications for 15 positions- recruitment ongoing until filled

Volunteer qualifications vary based on the position responsibilities and requirements. All volunteer candidates must successfully complete a SPD Background screen. 

Volunteer Services Application Form 



The Seattle Office of Emergency Management is housed within the Seattle Police Department. Because of this, each of our volunteers must successfully complete an Police background check. Applicants must be fingerprinted and are asked to sign a waiver giving the background unit approval to run a criminal history check.

Each position has a list of skills and abilities that are required to be successful. Volunteers represent the Office of Emergency Management and the City of Seattle and when acting in that capacity are bound by a code of conduct. The Office of Emergency Management reserves the right to dismiss individuals who have violated that code or for other reasons are not able to fulfill their responsibilities as a volunteer.