Volunteering GMFRS

Volunteering opportunities within GMFRS

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) are currently recruiting for their next round of volunteers.

Volunteering to the service is more than just offering your time, it’s about getting stuck in with some crucial training exercises to help our on call-crews, teaching both operational and non-operational staff important training such as CPR and how to use a defibrillator, and much more.

Being a volunteer with GMFRS is a fantastic opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills and improve your CV.

There’s currently four different recruitment opportunities available including: survival academy volunteers, a chaplain based in Salford, cadet instructors and lastly, events and campaigns volunteers.

This round of recruitment will close on Monday, February 25 so apply now before it’s too late!

Please note: interviews will be taking place on the 7/8/9 of March followed by mandatory induction training on the 22/23 of March.

Some more information about the current volunteer opportunities can be found below.

Survival Academy Volunteers

As a survival academy volunteer you will be required to deliver and support CPR training and general health, fitness and well-being advice activities within the GMFRS Survival Academy Network programme.

You will also be asked to support operational personnel and GMFRS staff and partners to deliver CPR, automatic electronic defibrillation (AED) and general health advice to all communities of Greater Manchester.

Lastly, you would help to improve the survivability of out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in Greater Manchester and to improve the general health and well-being of GMFRS volunteers, staff and the wider public.

Salford Chaplain

As a chaplain you will establish a relationship with people within your designated area, and offer whatever support is necessary in order to help them.

You will also assist in the expansion of the chaplaincy support services at GMFRS and attend operational shifts to observe training and attend incidents where practical, to ensure integration with the watches.

The volunteers will:

  • Provide practical and pastoral support
  • Help all members of staff (both uniform and non-uniform)
  • Assist in the expansion of Chaplaincy support services
  • Provide support to family members

Cadet Instructors*

This role is to deliver and support youth engagement activities within our GMFRS Cadet units by providing support and mentoring to young people to help them develop their skills, knowledge and personal development. This role is for you if you have enthusiasm, drive and passion of youth work and the desire and ambition to learn and develop yourself and others.

*Please note, these roles are subject to a DBS check.

Events and Campaigns

A dynamic and highly motivated individual would be perfect for this role to help raise awareness in communities across Greater Manchester to it a safer place to live, work and visit.

The locations range from town centres, market squares, high streets and colleges and include events activities such as jobs fairs, community fetes to big events such as the 999 Emergency Services Day at the Trafford Centre to emergency planning exercises with our firefighters.

This is a very flexible volunteer role, you will have the opportunity to select which events you can attend so you can fit your volunteering round your existing commitments.

Find out more and apply here.


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