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We love our volunteers clip artInterested in volunteering with the City?  There are a variety of ways to get involved:

  • Volunteer Recognition - Council Chambers - April 2019Community Advisory Groups – these informal advisory groups assist the City Manager and staff with specific projects or topics:

    • Access Hermosa Working Group
    • Community Police Advisory Board
    • Emergency Preparedness Advisory Board
    • Library Advisory Group
    • Youth Advisory Board
  • Hermosa Beach Community Emergency Response Team (HbCERT) – you can make a difference by joining the Hermosa Beach Community Emergency Response Team also known as “HbCERT” specializing in City disaster preparedness and response. HbCERT volunteers serve as sworn Disaster Service Workers to provide relief to the community in support of City and other public safety agency efforts. Quarterly training in basic disaster response skills covers fire safety, light search and rescue, disaster medical operations and other related topics. Members also participate in community outreach and training events to assist the public in assembling emergency kits and family communication & evacuation plans.
  • Neighborhood Watch – join the Neighborhood Watch to work in partnership with your neighbors and the Hermosa Beach Police Department to prevent crime. Your block captain will forward you weekly police crime logs and tips/materials. Help fight crime, one block at a time!
  • Police Department Volunteer Opportunities:

    • Police Reserve Officer Program – for those who have completed a police academy and have completed POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training) requirements for designated Reserve Level I, II or III, Reserve Officers typically partner with a Field Training Officer and supplement Hermosa Beach police operations where required (emergency situations, special events, etc.) on a part-time, volunteer basis.

    • Volunteers in Policing – volunteers meeting certain requirements and able to pass a background check conduct unarmed foot & bicycle patrols and assist in police safety-related programs including school patrols, staffing DUI/driver’s license checkpoints, monitoring of bicycles/cabs/scooters/skateboards, and performing safety/welfare checks for elderly and/or vacationing residents.

In addition to the ongoing opportunities above, please also browse the City's calendar or plug into our Stay Connected page to find out about more events needing volunteers (Community Safety Fair, annual homeless count, etc).

For more activities, service organizations and other ways to get involved with the Hermosa Beach and South Bay communities, check out our Community & Neighborhood Organizations page.