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Volunteer Opportunities and Safety Courses


Course ScheduleLink to PDF of Safety Courses

Get Ready Southern Marin (Emergency Preparedness)

This 2-hour class provides individuals & families with the information and skills needed to be prepared for emergencies. Focusing on earthquakes, fires and floods this course helps people prepare for before, during & after the emergency.

The course covers the five key steps including:

  • how to survive in your home for 5 to 7 days,
  • storing & maintaining your supplies,
  • how & when to shut-off utilities,
  • preparing & storing vital documents,and
  • family planning for evacuation, communication and more.
Instructors: Trained by the Southern Marin Fire Protection District (SMFD)
Ages: All Ages (Children under 11 must be accompanied by an Adult)
Location: 1st Floor Meeting Room
Dates & Times: For scheduled courses and rates please see the pdf above or see thier website


C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team)

CERT, Community Emergency Response Team, is a national Citizens Corp volunteer program sponsored by FEMA. The training helps everyone to be better prepared to respond to and cope with disasters and emergencies at home, in your neighborhood, at work and throughout your community. After completing the course, CERTs will be able to provide immediate assistance to handle small fires, turn off utilities, give first aid, perform light search & rescue, organize walk-up volunteers, and collect information which arriving professional first responders need to prioritize & allocate resources. Registration forms are avialable online. Make checks payable to Marin County CERT, and mail it along with the registration form to: Marin County CERT Coordinator, 1400 5th Ave., San Rafael, CA 94901
CERT Basic Training Schedule of Sessions
Unit 1 – Introduction to CERT, Disaster Preparedness & Psychology
Unit 2 – Team Organization
Unit 3 – Disaster Medical Operations
Unit 4 – Fire Safety & Suppression
Unit 5 – Light Search & Rescue
Unit 6 – Disaster Simulation & Next Steps

Instructors: Trained by the Southern Marin Fire Protection District (SMFD)
Ages: 14 and up
Dates & Times: For scheduled courses and rates please see the pdf above or check their website
Fee: $45


Coastal Cleanup Day - September 15, 2018

Everyone is welcome to pitch in and help keep the community and environment clean! It is an easy way to get involved. Just put on your gloves, grab your trash bag and comb the coastal paths and parks. All Coastal Clean-up debris can be placed in the Coastal Clean-up dumpster that will be located at Strawberry Cove Park on Seminary Drive. Coastal clean-up can be an ongoing independent contribution to your local community.

Please help keep the environment and our community clean:

  • Pick-up trash and debris
  • Use trash receptacles.
  • Close receptacles lids to help keep birds and other wildlife out of the bins.
  • Report dumping to your local sheriff/police departments.
For more information on Coastal Clean-up contact:
or the Bay Model Visitor’s Center website

Marin County Coordinator
US Army Corp. of Engineers
(415) 332-3871