Could you be a Community Engagement Volunteer?
Our Community Engagement Volunteers are involved in their own community supporting fire safety education and complement our Firefighters’ work. Operating across a number of council areas, they help us reduce the number of accidental house fires, fire deaths and injuries.
To serve our diverse community, we welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and walks of life to help us keep people safe from the dangers of fire.
At present, the volunteering programme is suspended due to Covid.
Community Engagement Volunteer
- be a community engagement ‘champion’
- spread the word on fire safety in our wider community and target groups like older people or specific neighbourhoods.
- attend events and awareness sessions to promote safety and wellbeing
- build links between community organisations and NIFRS to promote the services we offer.
- have the ability to work well within a team and to follow instructions
- have good communication skills
- have good organisational skills
- remain committed to inclusion, treating people from all backgrounds with dignity
- know, or are willing to learn, about fire safety?
- And, are you over 18?
It’s a flexible role and will be based in your local area.
With your support in providing fire safety messages we can reduce the number of accidental fire deaths and injuries in the home and the number of incidents we need to attend.
You will have to complete an application form, attend an interview and provide references. If successful you will complete an induction, training and Access NI Check to get you started.
You will have a dedicated manager who will support you while in your volunteering role. You will be given a uniform and identity card. We will reimburse all pre-agreed out-of-pocket expenses incurred while volunteering for us.
We will make reasonable adjustments to support our volunteers and help them to complete their roles.
So, do you want to:
- make a difference
- have a worthwhile and rewarding role dedicated to helping your community
- meet new people
- develop new skills
- be part of an award winning team that saves lives every day?
If so, we would love to hear from you, email [email protected] with the subject Community Volunteer.
Here’s what our people have to say
“I’m a Community Volunteer based in Cookstown. My role is to provide fire safety advice to the public at events, door-to-door and over social media.
My favourite part of my role is working with the other emergency services and other organisations. I also have learnt so much from the training provided by NIFRS.”
“I am a Community Volunteer in NIFRS. Coming from a community safety background I believe that I can draw on my experience to help deliver the fire safety message throughout the community.
I am proud to wear the badge of NIFRS and be part of an exceptional team working together to protect our community.”
“My role is to provide fire safety advice to local members of the community with the aim of reducing fire related incidents at home. I enjoy carrying out this role as it gives me the opportunity to educate and protect my local community. NIFRS has helped me gain the skills and confidence required to meet a wide range of people across the community.
Working as part of the team is very rewarding. It brings a huge sense of fulfilment when working together knowing we could have potentially saved a life or property.”
“I am part of a team that helps to promote and deliver NIFRS fire safety messages at community events and local areas.
I do this job because I want to help others and support the local community. It’s also a great way of learning new skills.
The most rewarding thing about working in NIFRS is the opportunity to help make a difference to our community by promoting fire safety. It’s rewarding to know that I can have a positive impact on others.”
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We work in partnership to apply both our Policy and Statement to our work with children, young people and adults.