VCFD Volunteer Program

Volunteer with Us

Our VCFD Volunteer program is about more than just time spent. Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer. Our Community Education Program delivers fire prevention, education, and safety programs for children, adults, and seniors. VCFD Volunteers go out into the community and work to make this possible.

Working together, we all make a difference—one volunteer, one program, and one action at a time.

VCFD Volunteer Activities

  • Staff booths at public events
  • Stand in as a “victim” or moulage makeup artist for CERT and Fire Department drills
  • Train to become a certified Child Passenger Seat Technician (CPST) and assist with car seat installations
  • Provide hands-only CPR training
  • Wear an inflatable 10-foot-tall costume and stand in as Firefighter Robby
  • Deliver supplies to fire stations
  • Provide assistance with various special events and fire stations
  • Offer assistance that includes filling children’s bags, social media support, filing duties, and other projects
  • Assist with Spark of Love gift collections and toy store during the Holidays

Volunteer Job Descriptions

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.

Community Education: Volunteers staff educational booths, and provide information to the public at community fairs, special events, and school events.

Deliveries:  Volunteers deliver supplies to Fire Stations. Supplies may include kids’ goodie bags for stations tours, brochures, and equipment used for educational presentations.

Emergency Drills/Role Playing: Volunteers assist with disaster drills, apply moulage injury make-up and play disaster victims 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: Volunteers provide assistance with various special events, and fire stations, and assist at Fire District functions including Awards ceremonies and Recognition events.

Firefighter Robby:  This is a 10-foot tall walk-around inflatable costume. He goes to Fairs and special events, interacting silently and high-fiving children and adults.

Hands-Only CPR: Volunteers will be trained to facilitate hands-only CPR training to the public at various events. Hands-only CPR is a compression only resuscitation for sudden cardiac arrest.

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.

For more information on volunteer activities available with VCFD call 805.389.9745 or contact us at vcfd.volunteers@ventura.org.

VCFD Volunteer Form

The Volunteer Program recruits quarterly. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, please complete and submit an online form to start the process.

NOTE: Ventura County Fire Department does NOT have a volunteer firefighter program.

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