If you are interested in giving back to your community, consider a public service organization such as the Sperryville Volunteer Rescue Squad. You get the training you need to be a valuable asset to your community, and skills that may lead to employment opportunities. You can serve as a volunteer in many capacities. Here is a sample of what you can do:
Serve as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Medic, or ambulance driver. SVRS will pay for the training for you to acquire these skills. If you want to get a sample of what this work is like, you may take CPR training and then assist on the ambulance.
(State requirements for EMTs are here.)
Provide support in administration, fund raising, grant writing, care and maintenance of the building, grounds and ambulances.
Become a Junior Member at age 14 and begin to assist on the ambulance at age 16.
You can make a difference! There is always some urgency in recruiting and training new volunteers. We need additional staff so that current providers do not burn out and to assure that we can continue to meet our community’s needs. Three of the top five runners in SVRS are over the age of 70. You will discover that the teamwork and camaraderie of serving with this group helps assure peer support and informal feedback on services provided.
The application form is here - you will need to fill it out, print it, and deliver to the Rescue Squad. Once the application is received, reference checks and background work is done per state requirements, including a criminal background check. After that, the application is presented to the board and membership (we say "placed on the table") at one meeting and then membership is voted on the following meeting.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave us a message at 540-987-8085.