Child Passenger Safety (CPS): Volunteers assist in installing and teaching installation of child passenger seats. Participants must successfully complete a 32-40 hour Car Seat Safety Technician certification program.
Deliveries: Take supplies to Fire Stations, including kids’ goodie bags for stations tours, brochures, and equipment used for educational presentations.
Emergency Drills/Role Playing: Be a volunteer victim for disaster drills or apply moulage injury make-up for Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Fire Department drills. Volunteers may also participate in role-playing for classes that teach staff to work with the media and how to respond to citizens.
Fairs, Special Events, Awards Ceremonies: Staff educational booths, provide information to the public at community fairs, special events, school events and fire stations, and assist at Fire District Awards ceremonies and Recognition events.
Firefighter Robby: Wear a 10 foot tall inflatable Firefighter Robby costume at Fairs and events, with a volunteer escort.
Hands-only CPR: Volunteers who are trained in hands-only CPR may assist with teaching the technique at "Sidewalk CPR" events,
Logistic/Incident Support: On-call volunteers take a Logistics (LOGS) supply truck to large fire incidents. LOGS volunteers assist in keeping the vehicle filled with supplies including food and snacks for firefighters, batteries and canopies, and transport the port-a-potty to incident sites. Volunteers also provide emergency incident support within the Incident Command Center as necessary and where training and instruction has been provided. Assignments may include routine driving, deliveries, and general clerical, translations and incident base functions.
Office Work: Volunteers fill goodie bags for children and senior citizens. These bags are distributed at presentations and events. Additional tasks may include typing, filing, computer projects, scheduling events or answering phones in a variety of departments.
Spark of Love: Volunteers assist with holiday gift collections in December, picking up donations from Ventura County Fire Stations and taking them to a distribution site.
Station Coverage: Volunteers cover shifts at Fire Stations during special events, including Election Day at Stations that are designated as polling places. Volunteers are a presence at the Station in the event the crew leaves on a call.
Other Opportunities: Additional positions may be available. If you have a special interest, special skills, or experience that may apply to the needs of the department please let us know.
*The Office of Community Education will do its best to place volunteers in positions that match their interests and skills as well as fulfill a need for the Ventura County Fire Department.