Volunteer Opportunities for CERT Members

Hurricane Harvey Contributions

  • TranStar Hotline
  • TranStar Logisitcs
  • Constable Precinct 1 Food and Clothes Drive
  • Harvey High and Deep Water Rescues (wading, boats, kayaks, canoes, big trucks, etc.)
  • Tully Stadium First Responder Command Center
  • Evacuee Rehoming Help
  • First Aid on Rescue Scene
  • White Oak Neighborhood Clean Up
  • Houston Heights Women's Donation Drive
  • Prayer Requests
  • Mayor's Candlelight Vigil
  • JJ Watt Foundation Distribution at Independence Heights Alliance
  • City of Houston Warehouse Distribution
  • Shelter Coverage - GRB, Greenspoint, and Chinese Community Center
  • Shelter Mental Health Services - NRG
  • Volunteering with Partner Organizations such as Red Cross

Hobby Airport K9 Exercises

Have you ever wondered how they train the dogs that walk around airport terminals, sniffing luggage and carry-on baggage? Would you like to get an up-close look at the training exercises?

We have been asked if our alumni would be interested in role player support at the William P. Hobby Airport (HOU). The canine unit at HOU specializes in passenger screening and in order for the K9 unit to conduct training exercises, they have to use role players. Being a role player simply means acting like a flying passenger in the airport while maintaining the training aid the canine is searching for. Role players are a pivotal component of the training program and without constant role player support, they are unable to conduct training. Typically, role players or decoys dress in casual attire they would normally fly in and they encourage decoys to bring some type of carry-on bag to assume the look of a flying passenger.

The training takes place most Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 0645-0900. We have been asked if CFC could provide 1 or 2 CERT volunteers every so often (possibly every few weeks) to support their training program, as they also have a number of agencies, departments, and businesses that provide role players. If two or more friends like to volunteer together, the K9 Unit welcomes group participation, and will work with the group to schedule a time.

If need be, the K9 Unit can send someone in a government vehicle to pick up the role player(s). Otherwise, role players meet at the K9 Unit’s off-site offices, at 8876 Gulf Freeway, Houston, Texas, 77017, and then the role players would be driven to the airport.

If you are interested in supporting K9 training, please contact 

Hilda Brinas, Program Assistant



William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) - DHS / TSA
8876 Gulf Freeway, Ste. 125, Houston, TX 77017-6543


Feb. 11,  Sat.

11th Annual CERT Rodeo

March-April, Thursdays
CERT Basic Training, Pct. 1

April 29-30, Sat.- Sun.
BP MS 150

May 5-7 , Fri.-Sun.
Disaster Readiness Institute

June 3, Sat.

Extreme Weather Expo
June 6, Tues.

June 7, Wed.
Hurricane Charlie Exercise

June 8, Thurs.
HOA and Ready.gov Marketing Event

June 11, Sun.
First Responder Appreciation Event

June 17, Sat.

Juneteenth Parade
June 24, Sat.
SW CERT Hispanic Mini Rodeo/Film

July 6, Thurs.
Healthcare Preparedness Summit

July 11, Tues.

HPD PIP Field Trip

July 22, Sat.

Battle of the Bands

July 22, Sat.

CERT Animal Response training

July 25, Tues.

Crime Stoppers Active Shooter

Aug, 12, Sat.

4th Annual Building Bridges

Aug, 12 and 19, Sat.
HAM Radio Course 

Aug. 16- Oct. 18, Wednesdays

CERT Basic Training, Pct. 1

Aug. 19, Sat.

Traffic Training

Oct. 2, Mon.

CrimeStoppers Domestic Violence

Oct. 7, Sat.

CrimeStoppers Self Defense

Oct. 10, Tues.

HPD PIP Meeting - Gangs

Oct. 21, Sat.

Jensen Jubilee

Bike Around the Bay 

Oct. 21-22, Sat.-Sun.

Fairfield Triathlon

Wings Over Houston

Nov. 2, Thurs.

Citizen Police Academy-Kingwood

Nov. 14, Tues,

Harvey 1st Responder Recognition

HPD City-wide PIP Meeting

Dec. 15-21

Operation Stocking Stuffer


K-9 TSA Exercises