The City of Jacksonville wants to help citizens interested in volunteering find a place to serve and contribute to their Jacksonville community. The City's Employee Services organizes volunteers through JaxCorps, a partnership between citizens and city government.

Assistance Needed

Get involved in City government by volunteering for City agencies such as Victim Services, Animal Care & Control, or in any of our other ongoing opportunities. Volunteers are also needed to support City-sponsored special events like the World of Nations and Florida/Georgia Weekend. Youth and adult volunteers are welcome, however youth under the age of 16 must volunteer with a parent or guardian.

Purpose

To offer opportunities for citizens to volunteer in City agencies which provide valuable services to our community while enhancing their lives and the lives of those they serve.

Jacksonville's Emergency Medical Auxiliary (JEMA)

JEMA is currently seeking medical volunteers who like to maintain their EMS skills and assist Jacksonville's Fire and Rescue Department during a large-scale, local emergency.

This elite Auxiliary of volunteers consists of practicing and retired health care professionals who are at least EMT-certified and available to ride on a City rescue vehicle eight hours every 2 months. In addition, members are expected to attend at least two monthly meetings and work at least 2 functions/events in a six month period.

At a minimum, each JEMA member should have current CPR and first aid skills, and posses Florida EMT and/or paramedic certifications. RNs and LPNs with EMT certification will also be accepted. Volunteers must provide proof of their qualifications and pass a background screening.

Inoculations and TB tests are available to each JEMA member. Monthly training courses are taught for JEMA members at the Fire and Rescue Training Academy .

EMS re-certification is available in areas that pertain to emergency medicine to members in good standing.

For more information, please send an email to volunteer@coj.net.

For volunteer opportunities at non-profit organizations in Jacksonville, please call United Way of Northeast Florida at 904-390-3200 or check online at https://www.unitedwaynefl.org.

For a complete list of volunteer positions and to apply, visit www.coj.net/volunteer.