The Eastern Idaho Citizen Corps Council is organized exclusively to:
Encourage the idea of community-level volunteerism as an "American way of life."
Promote volunteer opportunities that engage citizens to enhance local communities.
Create an action Plan to involve the community in prevention, preparedness, and response activities and to mobilize the community in a large-scale event.
Identify ways in which the community's volunteer resources can help meet the needs of its public safety organizations.
Work with existing neighborhood leaders, or creating a neighborhood leadership structure, to design a systematic approach to educate the public throughout the community.
Spearhead efforts to offer citizens new and existing volunteer opportunities, educational information, and training courses to address crime, terrorism, public health issues, and natural disaster risks.
Recognize all activities that promote prevention, preparedness and response training as a part of Citizen Corps and encourage new endeavors.
Organize special projects and community events to promote Citizen Corps activities and recruiting volunteers to participate.
Foster a spirit of mutual support by working with Citizen Corps Councils in neighboring communities and jurisdictions to be able to share resources in times of need.
Capture innovative practices and reporting accomplishments to the state coordinator for Citizen Corps.
Survey the community to assess increased awareness and Citizen Corps participation.
The Eastern Idaho Citizen Corps Council was organized and recognized in January 2004. The region covers over 11,000 square miles within Eastern Idaho and represents eight counties (Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Butte, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida, and Power) and one Tribal authority (Shoshone-Bannock Tribe). There is a group of eight Founding Board Members. The Founding Board Members have drafted the by-laws for the Eastern Idaho CCC. The Founding Board Members intend to have new Board Members replace them. The new Board Members will be appointed by the eight County Board of Commissioners and Shoshone Bannock Tribes. Each will have one appointed Board Member with voting privileges.
The Citizen Corps Council is the conduit for other volunteer efforts in the community that include: Medical Reserve Corps, Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), Volunteers in Police Service, and USA on Watch (Neighborhood Watch). To volunteer for in these local efforts, click the link below to register as a member of the Eastern Idaho Citizen Corps Council.