Rated volunteers have the highest standards and sometimes toughest requirements, including having to adhere to certain hygiene and appearance requirements and the Code of Conduct, but they also have the most opportunities for advancement and service. Rated volunteers have four options for membership based on their availability and level of commitment:
The application process for Active Duty, Reserve, Free Agent, and Cadet Rated volunteers is the same for all four, just state on your application which you would like to be assigned to. Assignments can be changed at any time upon request.
Membership applications can be turned in online, via email, or at any Sector Meeting
Become a CERT Volunteer
Applications can be turned in online, via email, or at any meeting
Become an EMCOMM Volunteer
Applications can be turned in online. via email, or at any meeting
EMCOMM CERT volunteers are CERTs who are cross-trained with EMCOMM as emergency communication operators. EMCOMM CERTs get the best of both worlds, they can be deployed as either regular CERTs or as emergency communications operators / technicians. EMCOMM CERTs have some of the toughest requirements for Non-Rated personnel because of their cross training and dual roles.
Want to get involved?
The Central Aid Agency relies on volunteers who donate their precious time and abilities to making our organization function. We need people who are motivated to serve their communities and make a change in the world.
Joining up is easy and costs only $55. All you have to do is fill out our membership form and pay the $55 apparel fee to cover the cost of initial apparel. Beyond the one-time apparel fee, all equipment for your Primary Duty Assignment is issued to personnel and remains the property of the Central Aid Agency and must be returned upon leaving C.A.A. service. Personnel may keep any uniforms or equipment they have personally purchased, such as those for any elective Additional Duty Assignments.
New members are sworn in by reciting the Oath of Service at a meeting, and start their service with a three month probationary period. Once they have successfully completed their three month probationary period, they are free to apply for any open Primary Duty Assignment, depending on their specific duty status and whether or not the assignment has any openings. Once they complete any required basic training, they will be assigned to a unit.
Can't make it to meetings? That's okay too, through our Free Agent Program people the world over can join as full Rated members of the C.A.A. Even if they don't live close enough to one of our Sectors to attend meetings and activities. Contact us today for more information.
Can't join but you still want to support our cause? Then you might want to consider making a financial donation, we are always in need of funds to help support our operations and activities. All donations are tax deductible and greatly appreciated, thank you!
Not sure you want to join but still want to check us out?
That's okay too! Our Sector Meetings and most Service Projects are open to everyone. You don't even have to be a member, so check us out any time!
Benefits of joining
There are many benefits of joining the Central Aid Agency, far too many in fact to list them all here. Below are just a few of the things you can expect as a member of the Central Aid Agency: