Put simply, The Fire Fighters Charity would not be able to support thousands of beneficiaries every year at its centres and in communities across the UK, without the support of volunteers.
Last year volunteers donated a cumulative total of approximately 100,000 hours of their time to support the fire community and to help raise funds for The Fire Fighters Charity.
Volunteers contribute to the innovation, effectiveness and efficiency of the Charity, and in some cases, provide us with vital links across our community.
Whatever your background if you are interested in volunteering for the Charity we would love to hear from you.
Fundraising Volunteers: In order to achieve the £8.5 million per annum running costs The Fire Fighters Charity has a network of local fundraising volunteers, supported by a our fundraising team, who organise a wide range of activities and events, from car washes to abseils, ladder climbs to community events. The Charity is completely reliant upon donations and fundraising, so your support is very much needed.
Cheer Volunteers: Join the electric atmosphere of an event like the London Marathon without breaking a sweat! We need cheering teams to give our fantastic participants an extra boost in their race to the finish line
Fire and Rescue Service Volunteers: Perhaps you work for a Fire and Rescue Service and you are interested in getting more involved with the Charity? If so, please talk to our Volunteer Coordinator on 01256 366 866 for more information.
Home Visitor Volunteers: A nationwide Home Visitor network that support individual beneficiaries in their local area.
Administration Volunteers: Some administrative opportunities are available at our Head Office and centres.
Café Volunteer: Volunteers are needed to run our cafe for beneficiaries, visitors and staff. As a member of the Café Volunteer Team you will serve as one of the super-friendly faces that beneficiaries and their families will encounter at Harcombe House. Café volunteers must be welcoming and approachable, greeting beneficiaries warmly and providing outstanding customer service. Ideal candidates will enjoy working with both adults and children, in an environment that can on occasion get quite busy; therefore a healthy measure of patience and compassion is essential. All Café volunteers are required, as part of the recruitment process, to complete an enhanced DBS check before they start, in addition, full training including food hygiene will be provided.
If you would like more information about the Café Volunteer role please click here to download the full role description.
Training relevant to volunteer roles is provided as necessary. Some volunteer roles may require a satisfactory disclosure certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service, at the appropriate level, in line with current legislation.
We have a variety of volunteer roles available and if you’re not sure which role is the one for you, or you have a particular talent to offer, please get in touch with Kate Harrison, our Volunteer Coordinator on 01256 368 866