Volunteer Instructor -  Newbury Young Fire Fighter Programme

Newbury Fire Station has an exciting opportunity for volunteer instructors to help support their Young Firefighter Programme.

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) are therefore currently seeking enthusiastic volunteers with a passion for helping and developing young people.

What is the Young Firefighter Programme?

The Young Firefighter programme offers young people a unique experience to participate in fire and water safety activities that enable them to develop new skills and improve their confidence through a mixture of practical and classroom-based activities. All activities take place at a local fire station and the programme is delivered by firefighters, support staff and volunteers. Young Firefighters learn practical safety skills, as well as how to communicate and work as part of a team.

The Young Firefighter programme takes place one evening a week from September to July.

As an RBFRS Young Firefighter Volunteer Instructor you will be offered the opportunity to attend a training day where you will cover the following competencies:

  • Kit familiarisation
  • Identify each section of an appliance (fire engine) and the basic equipment
  • Squad Drills
  • Advanced drills – Ladders – hydrants – hose reels and delivery hose

What is expected from a Volunteer Instructor?

You will be required to:

  • Volunteer for at least three sessions per term
  • Complete and pass an online Safeguarding Children Level 1 course
  • Handle safety equipment
  • Assist young people with activities at each session
  • Undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check (DBS)

What can you expect from RBFRS?

As a volunteer instructor, you will be part of a supportive team of operational firefighters, non-operational support staff, volunteers and cadets and you too will have the opportunity to gain valuable skills and experience.

You will receive:

  • A uniform and RBFRS ID
  • Training relevant to your role
  • RBFRS will reimburse reasonable out of pocket expenses

  • How to apply 

For further details or to apply for these roles please complete this application form and send it to:

Volunteer Co-ordinator


Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service is committed to equality of opportunity and is actively seeking a more diverse workforce.  If you are disabled and meet the essential criteria of the role, you will be guaranteed an interview.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.