NYC Citizen Corps

Coordinated by NYC Emergency Management, NYC Citizen Corps is part of the national Citizen Corps initiative that seeks to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to and recover from emergencies.

Through outreach, training, and volunteer service, NYC Citizen Corps brings together leaders from volunteer programs, community and nonprofit organizations, the private sector, and government to promote preparedness at the local level. The program is also behind National Preparedness Month, a month-long initiative that emphasizes the importance of being prepared for emergencies at home, school, work, and in the community.

NYC Citizen Corps is an open network available to anyone interested in local disaster preparedness. We encourage participation from community-based organizations, nonprofits, relief organizations, government agencies, and individuals of all backgrounds who have an interest in building resilience throughout NYC communities.

NYC Citizen Corps Goals:

  • Prepare the public for emergencies through targeted outreach, with special attention to vulnerable populations and communities.
  • Engage voluntary and community-based organizations in planning, developing, and sharing resources related to preparedness, public safety, and local emergency response.
  • Host discussions and training workshops aimed at building the capacity of the volunteer and emergency preparedness community.
  • Provide information, resources, and emergency updates through a communications network.

View the NYC Citizen Corps brochure

Join the NYC Citizen Corps Communications Network to receive weekly updates with information about upcoming events, preparedness tools, and recovery resources.