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The City of Mesquite recognizes the value of volunteers as a resource to expand and increase the quality of its services in the community. Volunteerism is also recognized as an educational, recreational or social program because of the benefits that individuals can gain from volunteering. The City of Mesquite encourages and provides opportunities for the participation of volunteers.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the City. We offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities that are fun, educational, and rewarding.

Volunteer Application

Mesquite Police Department Volunteer Program

(CERT) Community Emergency Response Team

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members do the following:

  • Assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.  
  • Support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
  • Support emergency communications by use of HAM radio operations. 

CERT is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens will be initially on their own and their actions can make a difference. 

 Through training, citizens can manage utilities and put out small fires; treat the three killers by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock; provide basic medical aid; search for and rescue victims safely; and organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers to be effective.

Click here for more information about Community Emergency Response Teams.

Meetings are held at Fire Station 3
3 John Deere Drive
6:30 pm 1st Wednesday of each month

Contact Information:

Cert Program Director, Mike Benham:

Team Leader, Fire Fighter Tyler Black:

Deputy Fire Chief, Rick Resnick: 

Please click here Citizen Corps 
for additional information.

Volunteer! Make a difference

Those who give of their time, give the greatest gift of all.