Volunteer

Why Volunteer

Our volunteers have started their careers here at Loudoun County Volunteer Rescue Squad for many reasons.

Maybe you have felt the same?   

  • Have you had the desire to help the community and the people living in it?
  • Maybe you have a family member who suffered from an injury or illness and wanted to be able to help.
  • Have you witnessed vehicle accidents and wanted to help?
  • If you have heard the sounds of the sirens and thought, “That would be exciting!”
  • Have you ever wanted to be a part of a wonderful group of hard working dedicated people?
  • Maybe you just want to learn about emergency medicine.
  • People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons.  For some it offers a chance to give something back to the community. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills. 

Whatever the reason, when you join Loudoun County Volunteer Rescue squad, you will find a dedicated, diverse, and welcoming group of members.

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Volunteer Requirements

Volunteer Requirements

Volunteer Opportunities

Operational Members:

Do you enjoy helping people, giving back to your community, and learning new things? This is a great opportunity for you to do all that and more. Operational members are the backbone of our rescue squad. You will receive free training to become an EMTAEMT, and paramedic. You will also receive free training if you wish to drive an ambulance. These classes are held in-station or at the Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Training Center in Leesburg with both night and day classes available.  Operational members commit to volunteer 24 hours a month.

Administrative and Support Services Members:

Want to help at the Squad, but not interested in riding on the ambulance? Administrative members do not run emergency medical calls but provide a variety of administrative and support functions. Administrative members bring their unique skills to our Station and assist with a variety of tasks. Our Office Administrator works closely with administrative members and oversees many of their administrative activities. Administrative members commit to volunteer a minimum of 8 hours a month.

Auxiliary Members:

Our Auxiliary Members provide administrative and fund-raising support for both the operational and Administrative sides of the Station.  Auxiliary Members organize the Station’s banquet and fund raising projects.  The Auxiliary has been an integral part of LCVRS since 1970.  

Chaplains:

Chaplains may be dispatched as needed.  Chaplains are also available by request.  Chaplains are trained to provide emotional support to victims, families, and friends who are impacted by an emergency, regardless of your faith.  Chaplains also provide faith-based support as requested.   Our Chaplains can be dispatched to assist with loss and grief, domestic violence or thoughts of suicide.

To learn more about the role of our chaplains, please read:

Junior Members:

Junior members are high school students at least 16 years of age. Junior members experience what it is like to be an EMT, take EMT class with the County Fire Rescue Program, and run with our duty crews. Junior members commit to volunteering a minimum of 16 hours a month (4 hours per week). Our Juniors also assist with fundraising, blood drives, and much more.

Volunteer Benefits

Volunteers age 55 and older may receive up to $300 per month (the actual amount depends on the number of years of service and points accumulated).

Loudoun County volunteers may qualify for a personal property tax reduction on one privately owned vehicle.

Loudoun County volunteers may qualify for a free County and/or Town decal on one privately owned vehicle.

Volunteers may qualify for tuition reimbursement at an accredited college or university.

All required training is provided free to volunteers

Free flu shots are available to members

Volunteers are covered by the County’s Worker’s Compensation program while on duty.

Volunteers can join the Loudoun County Credit Union.

How to get started

01 Interest Form (Currently not accepting Junior or Admin members)

Applicant will fill out the INTEREST FORM

02 Attend Interest Meeting.

Held the first Monday after our Monthly Meeting.  (SEE CALENDAR)

03  Membership Application

After attending the Interest Meeting, applicant needs to fill out the MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

We encourage you to drop off, fax or mail the completed application form rather than emailing it to the squad. The application contains very sensitive personal information and should not be emailed.

You may drop the completed packet off at the Loudoun County Volunteer Rescue Squad located at 143 Catoctin Circle SE, Leesburg, VA 20175

You may fax the competed application packet to 703-777-2946

04 Zoom Interview

LCVRS Membership will contact the applicant within 24 hours and schedule a Zoom interview.

05  Fingerprint & Criminal History

A link will be sent to the applicant for the Fingerprint and Criminal History forms.  The applicant will also need to provide your driving history.

06 Probationary Membership

Upon completion of Fingerprint, Criminal History and driving history, applicant will be attend our Monthly meeting and be voted in as a contingent Probationary Member.

07 NFPA 1582 Physical

Applicant must complete and pass a NFPA 1582 physical. 

08 Orientation

Attend our Station Orientation and County Orientation

09 Crew Assignment

Applicant is assigned a crew. Welcome aboard!