We get it. Hands-on, front-line fire and rescue volunteer work isn’t for everyone. Bodily fluids, chaos and round-the-clock commitments just don’t call to all those looking to volunteer. But for the strong of heart, if you want to make a difference in our community, we’ve still got great ways for you to help out. (And these ways involve no blood and allow you to sleep in your own bed each night!)
Auxiliary/Administrative Volunteer Opportunities
Sure, our front-line EMT and firefighter volunteers are the ones we talk about the most, but the truth is, we couldn’t operate without our many behind-the-scenes volunteers. It takes so much more to keep our volunteer departments going! Our auxiliary/administrative volunteers take part in a variety of activities including:
- Fundraising events. Volunteers coordinate and run special events to raise funds for their fire and/or rescue department. If you have experience in event coordinating, fundraising, logistics, administrative work, marketing or volunteer management, this might be a great fit for you. It’s ultra-rewarding to see your hard work come together into one successful event!
- Administrative work. If you’re super organized and enjoy office work, there are a number of administrative tasks you can help out with. From handling mailings to assisting with the events mentioned above, we’ve got plenty of work to keep you busy!
- Recruitment activities. From attending community events and manning tables to visiting schools and talking to prospective volunteers, our recruitment activities are essential to keep the volunteer departments going. For this role, we look for people who find it easy to talk to others and who are open to learning all about what the volunteer departments have to offer. We’ll educate you on our opportunities, and you can help market us to potential volunteers.
- Work that fits your skills. Do you love yard work and gardening and want to help with the upkeep of our stations? Do you possess a knack for writing great marketing pieces? Are you simply interested in running errands once a week? Whatever skills you have to offer, we bet we can find a volunteer position to fit them!
The bottom line is, if you are interested in volunteering, we are interested in hearing from you! Our volunteers are what make us tick — from those on the front lines, to each and every person silently behind the scenes. If you’re 18 or older (16- and 17-year-olds are eligible to volunteer in some roles), have an interest in serving your community and are looking for a place where you will be valued and belong, come serve with us and be a hero to PWC!
Are you looking for a change? Here in Prince William County, the volunteer departments provide fire and emergency medical services to the County’s citizens and visitors during weekday evenings, weekends and holidays. Prince William County’s volunteer fire and rescue departments are seeking motivated individuals who have the desire to make a difference and provide an important service to their community. Learn more now.
- Posted by ATW
- On July 27, 2017
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