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.

Opportunities include:

Collection Volunteers – Bury St. Edmunds
We desperately need more Collection Volunteers to help support us at The British Firefighter Challenge. This national sporting event pushes firefighters to their limits while pitting their wits against each other and undertaking a variety of challenges in full kit, it is a fantastic day out for all the family.  Volunteering for just two hours of your time will enable us to raise much-needed funds.

Collection Volunteers – Sainsbury’s, Cambridge City Centre
We require Collection Volunteers to give their time approximately four times a year at one of our very supportive Sainsbury’s stores located on Sidney Street in Cambridge. Our first collection weekend is Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August. Why not team up with a friend and have a few fun hours of fundraising?

Café Volunteers – Harcombe House, Devon
Harcombe View café is a social hub at our Devon centre. Here you will be serving our everyday heroes and their families with barista style coffees (training given) a variety of teas, mouth-watering homemade cakes and delicious savoury snacks.

Visitor Services Volunteers – Penrith, Devon and Littlehampton
Our rehabilitation and recovery centres are looking for volunteers to warmly welcome each new intake of beneficiaries on arrival, show them to their accommodation and arrange a timed tour of the facilities.

Garden Volunteers – Harcombe House, Devon
We are looking for volunteers to help cultivate and maintain the beautiful gardens that surround our Devon centre.  Designed with therapy in mind the gardens consist of seven themed areas; Cottage, Kitchen, Sensory, Planting, Children’s, Butterfly and Lake.

Lake Maintenance Volunteers – Harcombe House, Devon
Our three modest lakes provide a tranquil retreat for our beneficiaries and their families and in order to keep them looking shipshape we need experienced volunteers who can help us with basic lake maintenance such as; minor bank repairs, aquatic planting, nesting reed rafts etc.

Event Fundraising Volunteers – Nationwide
Our superb network of event fundraising volunteers plays a crucial role helping to raise much-needed funds for the Charity up and down the country. Event Fundraising Volunteers can pick and choose which events they wish to support big or small and in what capacity.

  • Volunteer marshal
  • Cheer volunteer at sporting events
  • Shop-in-a-box volunteer
  • Event support volunteer
  • Event administration volunteer
  • Collection volunteer
  • Enquiries and secure baggage area volunteer
  • Event photography volunteer

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.

Volunteering Roles

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 Lead on 01256 368 866

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