Help Your Community

Help Your Community

Put your skills to good use, and learn a few new skills along the way, by volunteering with the Naperville Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) or the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). 

Be a Volunteer

The City of Naperville has a strong history of active volunteer groups and organizations supporting the community.

The Naperville Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) was founded in 1950 as the Naperville Civil Defense Agency. As the years have passed, the group's focus has shifted from preparation for the effects of nuclear war to increased preparedness and response to emergency incidents, especially weather-related disasters, hazardous materials spills, earthquakes and other crises associated with 21st Century life.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) was formed in 2005 to provide basic survival and rescue skills to residents. Training includes disaster preparedness and relief, fire safety, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue and more.

Did you know?

NEMA volunteers have logged more than

6,000 hours
of volunteer time in the last three years.