Become a volunteer

 

We have a positive and proactive approach to volunteering in line with the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service vision, of "no deaths, injuries or damage from fires and other emergencies".

There are currently some 300 people that volunteer within the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service Volunteer Unit.

Our volunteers really do make a difference to the communities they live in, through informative, educational and practical help.

By volunteering you not only help communities throughout Cheshire, but also improve your CV, meet likeminded people, boost your confidence and improve your communication skills.

This section provides an overview of the volunteer roles available to you. For more information please read the Volunteer booklet (new window, PDF 5970KB)

You can choose a volunteer opportunity that suits your existing skills and time commitments, however, we are more than happy for you to volunteer for various roles if you wish to do so.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service volunteering programme activities include:

  • Business Safety Volunteer - give safety advice within business premise in line with the fire safety order.

  • Road Safety and Fire Biker rider - help reduce serious injury and road deaths.

  • Heritage section - show and maintain vintage fire engines.

  • Role Play - volunteers have the opportunity to attend as role play actors of people involved in an accident and in our state of the art incident command suite.

  • Volunteer Cadet Staff - supporting an enthusiastic team, this is a key face to face opportunity to engage in activities that help guide young people in developing new skills and working as a team.

  • Post Fire Support Team - provides a post incident clean up team across Cheshire, following minor domestic fires

  • Event Team Volunteer - Volunteers will locate exhibition vehicles, set up and help demonstrate, promoting fire safety during summer events

  • Garden Support Volunteer– A passion for gardening, plus knowledge and experience of planting, growing and pruning, is essential for this role.

  • Safety Central Volunteer Ranger - Rangers guide groups of people of all ages around the centre for a fully interactive experience on how to stay safe in life-like situations 

Volunteer vacancies

We currently have a number of volunteer vacancies

Volunteer application pack

The volunteer application pack provides further information about the programme.

Volunteer application pack (new window, PDF 4528KB)

Volunteer booklet (new window, PDF 5970KB)

Application form

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please complete the application forms:

Application form

Videos

Become an adult volunteer

Become an adult volunteer working with cadets

Contact Us

If you want any more information please contact us:

The Prevention Office
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service
Sadler Road
Winsford
Cheshire
CW7 2FQ

Telephone: Claire Bennett on 01606 868654

Email: volunteerrecruitment@cheshirefire.gov.uk

Booking request form

If you would like a Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service vintage vehicle to attend your event, please download and complete the booking form and return to the Volunteer Coordinator, Sadler Road, Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 2FQ claire.bennett@cheshirefire.gov.uk.

Heritage Vehicle Booking Request Form (new window, Word Document 446KB)

Car Mileage Expense Form (new window, Word Document 3434KB)

Motorcycle Mileage Expense Form (new window, Word Document 3433KB)

Volunteer Time Sheet (new window, Word Document 54KB)

Damaged/Missing Equipment/PPE Form (new window, Word Document 33KB)

Special Event Request Booking form (new window, Word Document 1861KB)

Last updated: Friday 27 August 2021

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Safety Central volunteer