The Muskegon County Citizen Corps program is part of a national program under Homeland Security that helps communities coordinate volunteers to prepare for and respond to local emergencies.
Muskegon County Citizen Corps trains and engages volunteers to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to emergencies and disasters of all kinds, including threats of terrorism, natural disasters, crime, public health issues, etc.
The support of Citizen Corps activities are especially important during major disasters when first responders may be initially overwhelmed.
Citizen Corps activities are adapted to every community's needs and managed locally by a Citizen Corps Council .
Citizen Corps encourage communities to engage every citizen in homeland security efforts.
Individuals can get involved in a variety of ways:
AmeriCorps is a national service program designed to strengthencitizenship and the ethic of service
by engaging thousands of
Americans on a full-time or part-time basis to helpcommunities to address their toughest challenges. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) administers AmeriCorps at the federal level and works in partnership with states to develop service programs and create a community-based national service network. The Michigan Community Service Commission (MCSC) is the administrative agent for Michigan's AmeriCorps.