Volunteer Community Champions Programme
We are committed to promoting fire safety to the residents of Berkshire, volunteers are integral to the organisation and help us to ensure we are reaching people across the county.
Over the last year Volunteers have enabled us to increase the number of home fire safety checks, raise the profile of the organisation and ensure we promote the service to people most at risk from fires.
We value the contribution volunteers make to the Fire and Rescue Service, as a volunteer you will be part of a team committed to ensuring people are able to lead safe and fulfilling lives.
We carry out free Home Fire Safety Checks to reduce the risk of fires in Berkshire. Home Fire Safety Checks significantly reduce the risk of home fires so it is important that we continue to promote the service and raise awareness of fire safety within the home, especially to higher risk households.
We are currently recruiting volunteers with excellent communication skills to generate Home Fire Safety Check referrals from people over 65 years of age and or people who have support needs.
As a RBFRS Home Fire Safety Check Volunteer Community Champion you will:
- Engage with residents within your local community to promote the Safe and Well Service
- Support Fire Crew and Technicians to book Safe and Well Visits
- Liaise with the Volunteer Co-ordinator to order promotional materials
- Attend training relevant to your role
- Attend Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service community events when available
- Good communication skills
- Professional approach to all tasks
- Sensitive to the needs of local residents
Key Role Requirements:
You will receive a uniform, RBFRS ID and training relevant to your role. RBFRS will reimburse reasonable out of pocket expenses.
Volunteers help instructors deliver the Young Firefighters programme in stations across the county.
The youth initiative encourages entrants to take part in practical and theoretical fire service activities, including hose drills, breathing apparatus procedures and fire safety awareness sessions. The role would suit someone who would like to help young people develop key skills as part of a structured activity. Two-hour evening sessions are held weekly during term-time.
Would you like to volunteer for a service that is committed to improving community safety?
Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service have exciting opportunities for Volunteer Community Champions who will support the fire service by:
- Promoting Home Fire Safety Checks for residents over the age of 65
- Contacting Nepalese speaking residents to arrange Home Fire Safety Checks
- Assisting Fire Fighters and Technicians on pre-arranged home visits
- Promoting Fire Safety messages
Full induction training will be provided and all volunteers will have the opportunity to volunteer alongside their local fire crew, meet other volunteers, develop new skills and shareimportant messages within the community.
For further details or to apply for these roles please contact:
Clare Fay, 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.