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Community Events

Volunteers are needed to schedule, coordinate, and staff community events. Whether a large-scale event such as the annual Fire Prevention Open House that requires 30-40 volunteers to facilitate, or a small group of people seeking a tour the fire station, community outreach volunteers plan the event, coordinate dates, supervise the event, ensure there are volunteers to staff the event, and coordinate with vendors and non-profit organizations involved in the event. The goal is to build strong bonds with the community to increase awareness and educate them on fire and life safety topics.

All training is provided, no experience is required.

 

Administrative members must fulfill their assigned responsibilities in a timely manner, attend the monthly membership meeting, and work their assigned bingo or kitchen shift.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Be at least 18 years of age or older.

  • Be a U.S. citizen or current legal resident with at least 24 months of U.S. residency.

  • Possess a valid driver's license.

  • Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate.

  • Successfully pass a background investigation.

 

Note: Illegal drugs use during the last twelve months, and/or two or more moving traffic violations during the last twelve months disqualify candidates.

PROCESS

  1. ​Click "Apply Now" and submit your contact information. A member of the recruiting team will contact you to discuss your interests and the opportunities for volunteering.

  2. Attend a prospective member meeting to learn more and tour the fire station.

  3. Submit your application for membership.

  4. Participate in an interview.

  5. Undergo a background check. Once the background check is complete, the Board of Trustees will review your application and decide on whether to extend membership.

 

For questions about volunteering commitment, eligibility and the application process, email hr@dlvfrd.org.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE 

BENEFITS

  • The satisfaction of knowing that you have donated your time and efforts to being a part of your community

  • The experience to help you excel in any endeavor in your life

  • Critical thinking and leadership skills

  • Personal property tax exemption for one vehicle within Fairfax County

Operational volunteers are entitled to the following:

  • Official uniforms

  • Duty boots allowance

  • Recreation Center accesses

  • Comprehensive physical examinations

  • In-Station lockers

COMMITMENT

  • Attend monthly membership meetings in-station the second Monday of the month

  • Attend our annual Open House event in October

  • Attend assigned bingo shifts on Wednesday or Saturday nights (16 per year)

Operational Volunteers are expected to the following in addition to the above:

  • Volunteer at least 20 hours per month/240 hours per year, including completion of mandatory refresher/re-certification training (this does not include the intensive training for EMT-B and fire fighter certification)

  • Attend training and drills as needed on nights and weekends in-station or at the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Academy

ARE YOU READY?