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GMFRS Community and Support Volunteer




Role:  GMFRS Community and Support Volunteer

Salary: £0 (Volunteer)

Hours: Flexible (Expected 8 hours a month or 2 activities)

Contract: NA Volunteer Agreement

Location: Flexible opportunities across Greater Manchester

Advert closing date: Ongoing

Click here to view role profile: Community & Support Volunteer Role Profile.pdf

We are pleased to announce this fantastic opportunity to join Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service as a Community and Support Volunteer. 

About the Role: 

We are recruiting new members to join our fantastic team of volunteers who are making a difference to the communities they live in, through informative, educational and practical help and supporting our mission: ‘Saving lives, protecting communities, working together’.

By volunteering and sharing your time, knowledge and experience you will be helping communities across Greater Manchester, but you will also have the opportunity to meet new people, develop new skills, improve your CV, boost your confidence and improve your communication skills.

As a Community and Support Volunteer you will be offered opportunities to help reduce risk of fire, road traffic collisions and water incidents by engaging and educating members of our communities and supporting our operational crews, by attending operational exercises to role play a live casualty to help create a more realistic and challenging training scenarios.

The majority of our events are during the day, weekdays, with some opportunities for weekend support at Open Days and Charity Events.

About you: 

We welcome applications for this role from anyone who is 16+ years of age, has a passion for volunteering and is willing to learn about key safety messages, participate in community engagement and other prevention and educational activities.

Essential Criteria:

  • 16+ years of age
  • Passionate about volunteering and being apart of a diverse team  
  • Reliable, punctual, committed and able to follow direction
  • Willing and able to provide 8 hours volunteering or participate in two activities a month
  • Able to travel to locations across Greater Manchester to attend volunteering activities and training sessions  
  • Confident in engaging and educating our communities and presenting information
  • Able to communicate effectively with a range of people from different backgrounds and communities
  • Willing to attend training sessions to learn safety education information and communicate safety advice to different audiences, using a range of resources and technology


  • Speaks any additional languages, including BSL
  • Holds a UK driving licence
  • Holds D1 (minibus driver) on licence

About the Volunteer Recruitment Process: 


We will use your application to assess your skills, knowledge, experience and availability, to identify if you are an ideal candidate to volunteer for GMFRS.

If you are successful, will invite you to a group assessment session (held periodically throughout the year) where we can learn more about you and you can demonstrate your ability to work with others and clearly communicate safety information and advice.

As there is a high interest in volunteering with GMFRS, if you are not successful on this occasion, we will offer to keep you on the recruitment list and invite you to support some events which do not require specific training.

About us:

As an employer, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is made up of a number of key Greater Manchester strategic functions and service providers including; Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS); Waste and Resources; Environment; Work and Skills; Research; Public Sector Reform; Police, Crime and Criminal Justice; Homelessness; the Greater Manchester Ageing Hub and the Commissioning Hub.

We value the diversity of our employees and volunteers and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities across Greater Manchester. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals, irrespective of people's age, disability, Trans status and Non-binary identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We have guidance in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

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