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:

Seasonal Volunteers in Exeter
We know it’s a little early to be putting up the tinsel, but this is an urgent call for volunteers to support us in the lead up to the festive season.

This year the Fire Fighters Charity has joined forces with Cards for Good Causes (CFGC), an initiative that sells a wide selection of Christmas cards for over 25-member charities across the UK.

We kindly ask that you commit to an AM or PM session once a week for 6-8 weeks, and ideally are available the same day/time each week.

This is a great opportunity for friends or family to get-together while supporting the community and your local Fire and Rescue Service. To volunteer please call or email Kate Harrison, Volunteer Lead on: 01256 368 866 KHarrison@firefighterscharity.org.uk

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

Visitor Services Volunteers – Penrith, Littlehampton and Devon
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.

Living Well Groups Coordinators
Initially developed to reconnect retired members of the fire community across a number of regions, demand is so high that the Charity is to develop ‘Living Well Groups’ across the whole of the UK.

Social isolation after retirement can affect many of us, but can be more keenly felt after leaving the Fire and Rescue Service.

Living Well Groups have a very strong social element, offering a relaxed environment to chat over a cuppa, a positive wellbeing focus and reconnecting members with the Fire Service and with the Fire Fighters Charity.  Each group has two volunteer Living Well Coordinators who, guided by the group in terms of what they want to hear about or do, help organise the content for each session and invite other organisations/charities along to talk about what they may have to offer.

If you would like information on a group near you or wish to volunteer for a group in your local area please call or email Clare Hannaford on 01626 853639/07970 107933 CHannaford@firefighterscharity.org.uk

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

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.

Coffee Shop 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.

Volunteering Roles

The role of a Service 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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