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Volunteer and make a difference to your community

Do you have some spare time? Are you over the age of 18? Do you want to make a difference where you live or work in Northamptonshire?

We’re looking for people to join our Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service community volunteers scheme to help throughout the county. As a volunteer you will meet new people, develop your existing skills and broaden your knowledge of the fire service and its role in the wider community.

The scheme has a number of volunteering opportunities enabling our frontline colleagues to focus on public safety and patient care.

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Opportunities include:

  • Administrative support
  • Recruitment
  • Driving/logistics
  • Community outreach/safety advocate/events and campaigns
  • Cadet instructor

Many of the roles can be designed to fit to your availability; dependant on the role. Some experience would be beneficial but isn’t necessary with training provided.

All volunteers are supported with a training package which includes:

  • Fire hazard spotting/first aid
  • Health and safety
  • Infection prevention
  • Safeguarding

We are currently reviewing our volunteer recruitment process, details of how to apply for a volunteer role will be available in due course.

The process will include:

  • Attending an informal chat or recruitment evening
  • Completion of a health questionnaire
  • Completion of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Providing two references
  • Completion of a volunteers induction
  • Signing our Volunteer Charter which explains our expectations of you as a team member with the emergency services, and, just as importantly, what you should expect from us

Please feel free to contact us via email:


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