Volunteer

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Looking for an exciting and rewarding way to serve your community? As a 100% Volunteer organization, we rely on community members like yourself to continue to operate and provide service to the citizens of Craig County. Interested in learning more but not sure if you want to join? Send us an email (info@craigrescue.com) and we'll be in touch to schedule a time for you to come down and see what we're all about! We always need EMT's, but we also need people to help with other tasks such as fundraising, grant writing, and other administrative activities!

Why Volunteer?

Nationwide, over half of all Fire and Rescue calls are responded to by volunteers. In Craig County, approximately 10% of EMS calls are handled by volunteers, and volunteers are relied on when paid staff are already on a call.
By volunteering with us, you can:

  • Serve Your Community

  • Learn Valuable Skills

  • Gain Rewarding Experiences

  • Make A Difference!!

Become an EMT

Not trained but willing to learn? We hold an EMT class every fall, and when you volunteer with us, all costs for the class are covered by us! You can see more information on current or upcoming classes on our EMT class page here, or by reaching out to us.
Must be a minimum of 16 years old.

Membership FAQ's

Does it require a lot of time to be a volunteer?

Yes and No. In addition to the 24 hours a month of assigned duty shifts in which you will respond to emergency calls, you will be expected to attend monthly trainings, business meetings and it's highly encouraged that you attend any additional squad function. While it may seem like a lot, all of our members are volunteers and have full-time jobs, families and responsibilities outside of the station. It can be done and the experience of giving back to our community is rewarding.

Do I have to be a Craig County resident in order to be a member?

No, we have no residency requirements.

How often will I be required to be on duty?

Active members are required to fulfill 24 hours of duty shifts per month. On the weekends, the volunteers makeup the first due truck, and we are scheduled 6am-6pm or 6pm or 6am. Alternatively, you can volunteer for the second due truck and day of the week, and those shifts are available in 6 hour increments. Midnight - 6am, 6am - noon, noon - 6pm, and 6pm - midnight. Members are able to "self fill" and apply for shifts every month that will work with their schedules. Many volunteers find it is easiest to dedicate the same shifts every month.

How old do I need to be to volunteer?

To begin volunteering, you will need to be at least 16 years of age. If you are between the ages of 16-18, you are considered a Junior member. Those who are 18 years or older are considered active members.

What if I have no experience?

That is absolutely ok! Many of our members come with little to no experience. We will provide you with the training and resources you need to be successful.

How do I become a volunteer?

Simply complete the online found on our website here. Once we receive a completed application, we may contact you for a brief interview and will get the process started.

What happens after I apply?

  • Once your application has been submitted, it will be reviewed by our Executive Committee for consideration for probationary membership. During this process, we may reach out to you to conduct an interview.

  • After your executive committee interview and background check, your references and general information will be verified by the committee.

  • If accepted into probationary membership, you will be expected to complete an orientation process, which consists of training and getting a feel for our organization. Your probationary period lasts 6 months, and you are required to complete the orientation checklist before this period is over. After you have completed your probationary membership, you will be voted on by general membership to become a full member of Craig County Rescue - EMS