Be A Volunteer

We need you!

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SO MANY REASONS TO JOIN OUR TEAM

Do you want to help your community to be more resilient? Do you enjoy working with kids, older adults, and firefighters? Would you like to be a leader in the community? If so, there’s a spot for you on our team, from San Diego to Sacramento, Lake Tahoe to Santa Barbara, we are looking for people who care about community, disaster preparedness, and making a difference that benefits others.

BE A PUBLIC SAFETY LEADER

When the next big earthquake, wildfire, flood, or other unexpected disaster strikes, Californians need to be prepared. MySafe:California’s mission is to change behavior before it’s too late. We want to build a safer, more resilient community. We want Californians to be ready when wildfires, mudslides or earthquakes strike. Our volunteers make our mission possible. They’re making their own communities,
and all of California, safer.

WHAT WE NEED

You don’t have to be a firefighter to be a MySafe:California volunteer. We’re looking for energetic, talented, and creative people to help us reach more areas within the State of California. Are you preparing for a career in the fire service? Working with our organization could be beneficial to your resume.

We provide all the training. You must be at least 18 years old, have graduated from high school, and have a valid California Driver’s License.

You must be willing to provide up to 16 hours of time per month (a minimum four month commitment). Once you’ve gone through our training seminar, you’ll be ready for all kinds of fun,  including reaching our to students, older adults, and families.

You don’t have to be a young person, either? Are you a retired firefighter, nurse, police officer, or veteran? We’re eager to build a team of people who have served, and who wish to continue sharing their expertise and experience with the community.

JOIN OUR TEAM OF SPECIALISTS!

Administration

Communications

Firefighters/EMTs

Our Administration team is in need of people familiar with grant development, statistical and research analysis, and surveys. We manage our workflow digitally, and people who can help us stay on track are at the top of our “most wanted” list. If you’re well organized, like a challenge, and enjoy working with people, we’d love to hear from you.
To qualify for our Administration Team, you should have previous experience as an administrative assistant, office worker, or be a college student interested in working with a non-profit organization. You also need to be a great communicator, digitally and in person.

We’re always interested in people who love social media. MySafe:California was started by digital nerds who’ve been in web development since, well, since people called it the World Wide Web. We’ve been telling stories with digital video since the days when that was actually considered cutting edge. We’re digital storytellers. If you consider yourself a writer, an actor, a filmmaker, a minor YouTube celebrity, a Twitterholic, a Facebook fan, a Instagram junkie, a Tumbler dweeb…okay, I’m sure you’re getting the idea. We’d love to meet you.

To qualify for our Communications Team, you should have some experience in one of the following areas – journalism, writing, blogging, video production and editing, photography, social media or digital storytelling. Oh yeah – we’d also love it if you spoke another language! Bonus points for Spanish, Japanese, Chinese and Korean.

Are you a firefighter? Retired firefighter? Paramedic or EMT? A number of our volunteers are on the job, and all of them find their work with us rewarding. When you join our team and present our programs, you’ll be an instant hero. You’ll be interacting with kids overjoyed to see you – or older adults who’ll hang on your every word.

To qualify for our firefighter volunteer team, you must share your rank, time on the job, and how that professional experience translates to our organization. As an example, we own a fire engine. If you’re an engineer, we’d be very happy to talk to you. If you’re a Captain or Battalion Chief, your leadership and organization skills will help us deliver a better product. Details below.

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How To Apply...

Step 1:

Email volunteer@mysafecalifornia.org

Send us an email telling us a little bit about yourself and why you’re interested in joining our team. Tell us what you want to do as a MySafe:California volunteer, and anything else you think we’d like to know about you. Don’t forget to attach your resume or CV as a PDF document!

Step 2:

We’ll Email You Back. Promise!

Be prepared to meet. The next step in the process is to engage in a face-to-face with one of our team leaders. Be yourself. Tell us what you like about our mission, and share the enthusiasm that will help us know you’re the right “fit” for our team.

Step 3:

Check Your Calendar!

If we offer you a volunteer position, know that we’ll be counting on you to help us make a difference. Volunteer positions vary in terms of commitment and time. We ask that you be willing to spend at least six hours a month, and for some positions four to six hours a week if you can manage. It’s all negotiable and we’re flexible. Really! Some of us even do yoga.

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