Since Tropical Storm Allison, the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and Hurricanes Katrina, Rita
and Ike, the people of Harris County have acted with courage, compassion, and unity. To capture the
spirit of service we have encouraged residents to dedicate at least two years of their lives—the equivalent
of 4,000 hours—in service to others.
The Harris County Citizen Corps Council coordinates with volunteer groups such as the Red Cross, the
Salvation Army, the United Way, and Citizen Corps programs to identify volunteer opportunities. The Citizen
Corps programs include the Community Emergency Response Team, the Neighborhood Watch Program, Volunteers
in Police Service, Fire Corps and the Medical Reserve Corps.