The traditional image of the fire and rescue service is of firefighters putting out fires and attending traffic incidents, but the work we do goes much wider than this and a large part of our role is to work alongside local communities to help them. To make this work even more successful, we are recruiting volunteers to enhance the services we deliver to communities.
Our volunteers are based throughout the counties supporting our teams with their everyday duties which may include providing safety advice in the home, giving presentations to local community groups or attending local events to promote fire and road safety. We would like to thank our existing volunteers for all the time, hard work and support they have contributed to the service so far.
We currently have approximately 100 volunteers ranging in age from 18 to over 80! They are men and women from all walks of life, varied backgrounds and all sections of the community – drivers, teachers, sales persons, plumbers, cleaners, managers, students, nurses. They could be in full or part-time employment, unemployed, retired, studying or at home bringing up a family – ordinary people who actively want to give something back to the community.
Although the volunteer roles are unpaid, you can claim out of pocket expenses such as travel, and you will receive comprehensive training and be provided with appropriate clothing.
If you can spare a minimum of 4 hours per week, are a team player with loads of enthusiasm and want to make a difference in your community, then we would very much like to hear from you.
We are proud to be an Investing in Volunteers (IiV) achiever, having been awarded the quality mark in 2023. It shows that we value our volunteers and demonstrates our commitment to volunteering within the organisation. This award was achived with financial support from 3SFire CIC.
We really value the skills and experience that our volunteers bring to our organisation. In exchange, you will get the opportunity to utilise your spare time by making a difference within the community, develop new skills, meet people from different backgrounds, make new friends, build confidence and have your contribution and achievements recognised.
Being part of our volunteering team will help you learn more about our organisation and its aims, and help you gain a sense of pride at the same time as being involved in something that’s rewarding and enjoyable.
Some of our volunteer roles include the following: