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:

Service Co-ordinator – Staffordshire
As Service Co-ordinator you play a key volunteer role representing the Charity within the Fire and Rescue Service. You will actively encourage, help coordinate and promote the Charity’s fundraising activities across the Staffordshire area, endorsing and raising awareness of Charity services within your brigade and acting as a main point of contact both internally and externally.

To be considered for this role you will:
– Work for Staffordshire FRS
– Have good organisational skills
– Have the ability to motivate others
– Attend meetings and training when required – Provide effective leadership
– Be an active supporter of the Charity

We will give you all the support and training you need to make a success of this exciting volunteer opportunity.
To find out more or discuss the position please contact our Fundraising Manager Natasha Mason on Email: nmason@firefighterscharity.org.uk or Phone: 07979 758026

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.

Collection Volunteers – Sainsbury’s Stores
We require Collection Volunteers to give two to three hours of their time twice a year to support our year-long fundraising partnership with Sainsbury’s stores nationwide. Why not team up with a friend and help raise funds for our firefighting heroes.

Participating stores; Basingstoke, Blackpool, Buntingford, Burnley, Cambridge, Cleckheaton, Crawley, Derby, Eastleigh, Grantham, Grimsby, Hamilton, Long Eaton, Matlock, Potters Bar, Ruddington, Sudbury, Tenby, Walsall, Watford.

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

The role of a Service Coordinator

The role of a Regional Coordinator

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 (Monday – Friday 9am – 7pm) or complete the form below.

Volunteer for The Fire Fighters Charity

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