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Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

Sonoma County Fire and Emergency Services Department offered a wide variety of opportunities to give back to your community and gain new experiences. Volunteers offer invaluable support to the Sonoma County Fire and Emergency Service’s mission by augmenting existing resources and services provided by the department’s three divisions.

To sign up for a volunteer position use the Volunteer Program Application or contact Sonoma County Fire and Emergency Services at (707) 565-1152.

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  • Fire and Emergency Services Department

    The Department offers paid and unpaid student internship on a variety of special projects.  Examples of past internship projects include grant research and writing, GIS mapping, web page development and training projects.

  • Sonoma County Fire and Emergency Services Department 

    The Emergency Management Division has 125 Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS) volunteers who supplement the County’s emergency communications capabilities in the event of a disaster. These volunteers are registered Disaster Service Workers who provide administrative, technical and operational support for emergency communications between local and state agencies.

  • Sonoma County Fire and Emergency Services Department

    Internships in the Emergency Management Division provide technical and/or administrative assistance in emergency preparedness and planning projects. Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in working within the field of Emergency Management.  Interns can expect to commit to a minimum of 10-20 hours per week for 3 or more months.

  • The Hazardous Materials Response Team, formed in 1994, is made up of members of the community and department staff. They meet for monthly drills and four Saturday drills a year. This team is trained to respond to any level of hazardous materials incident in the County, and uses specially equipped response vehicles and trailers.
  • Fire and Emergency Services Department

    When a fire blazes or disaster threatens, Volunteer Firefighters answer the call. Do you have what it takes to meet the challenge? Become one of approximately 300 fire service volunteers who provide support to 15 all-volunteer fire companies throughout the unincorporated County Service Area (CSA #40).

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Jim Colangelo
Interim Department Director
Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Contact us by Phone
2300 County Center Drive
Suite 220 B
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.46229, -122.725377