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:
Home safety assessments - give safety advice within the home and fit free smoke detectors
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.
Youth work with RESPECT and On the Streets - engaging with young people , supporting staff in delivering activities and encouraging young people to follow instructions, or act as a mentor to them
Youth work Prince's Trust - volunteers are invaluable in supporting the team and providing a positive role model to team members.
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.
Cadet Leaders - 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
Please note. Due to COVID-19 we are unable to process your volunteer application immediately. However a member of staff will contact you on receipt of your application to discuss further.
COVID-19 - can you volunteer? (opens in new window)
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)
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please complete the application forms:
Become an adult volunteer
Become an adult volunteer working with cadets
If you want any more information please contact us:
The Prevention Office
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service
Telephone: Claire Bennett on 01606 868654
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heritage Vehicle Booking Request Form (new window, DOC 332KB)
Car Mileage Expense Form (new window, Word Document 131KB)
Motorcycle Mileage Expense Form (new window, Word Document 132KB)
Volunteer Time Sheet (new window, Word Document 325KB)
Damaged/Missing Equipment/PPE Form (new window, Word Document 64KB)