Volunteers Standing Together

Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for interest and willingness to serve your community. By volunteering with one of these excellent organizations you may be contacted in the event of an emergency. Participation in a disaster relief effort is entirely voluntary, you will be neither obligated nor compelled to participate, nor does joining one preclude you from joining the other organizations.

Get Orange County Alerts

Whether you wish to volunteer or not, we encourage everyone to join Orange County (OC) Alerts. Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for this public alert and warning system, OC Alerts. It allows us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, water and sewer emergencies, and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods.

When enrolling select "PHRC" if you wish to be notified of an Orange County Health Department emergency volunteer need. Enrollment is quick and easy, and you can delete your account anytime.

Orange County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Volunteer directly in your community withThe Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program.  CERT teaches participants how to provide basic emergency response services after a disaster.  Persons living or working in Orange County can join CERT to meet critical needs in their area when first responders are unavailable.

Mid-Carolina RAC SMAT/MRC

The Mid Carolina Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) is one of eight (8) RACs located in North Carolina. UNC Hospitals, a Level I trauma center centrally located in the state, is the lead agency of the Mid Carolina region. The geographic area of the Mid Carolina RAC is broad, sweeping from the NC-VA border in Warren County to the NC-SC border in Richmond County.

The Mid Carolina RAC is formed of stakeholders from thirteen (13) regional hospitals, EMS systems, public health partners, and community agencies located in the following eleven (11) North Carolina counties: Alamance, Chatham, Cumberland, Hoke, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Richmond, Sampson, Wake, and Warren.


SERVNC, is an online registration system for medical and health responders for the State of North Carolina.  This site allows you to register as a responder willing to provide services during a disaster or emergency situation. The registration system will collect basic information about you and your professional skills.  Enrollment allows the state and/or Orange County to contact you specifically in the event of an emergency.

Eastern NC American Red Cross

For those wishing to participate in sheltering/emergency operations in Orange County, in North Carolina, or across the country.   Serving 53 counties and more than 4.6 million people, the American Red Cross Eastern North Carolina Region is comprised of the Cape Fear, Central North Carolina, Northeastern North Carolina, Sandhills, and Triangle Area Chapters.  Eastern NC ARC is a branch of the larger American Red Cross, a is a non-profit humanitarian organization providing emergency assistance, disaster relief and education in the United States.

The UNC Blood Donation Center

Located on the 3rd floor of the NC Cancer Hospital in Chapel Hill and collect blood Platelets that are used only for the sickest patients at UNC Hospitals such as cancer patients, premature babies, and surgery patients. We are open Monday through Friday every week. Address:101 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Email: Platelet@unch.unc.edu Phone:(984) 974-8290