Volunteer with Us

Thank you for your interest in applying for volunteer membership at Christiansburg Rescue! In order for your application to be considered you must complete the following:

  • Online Observer Form
  • National Background Check
  • Completed Volunteer Member Application
  • Copies of pertinent EMS certifications, including CPR (if applicable)

Membership Requirements

  • Minimum age of 16 years old.
  • Satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
  • Ability to function as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) including physical ability and ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing.
  • Must obtain EMT certification within 18 months of joining.

Membership Categories

In order to ensure coverage of calls, members commit to a category of membership based on their availability. We operate 24/7/365 and must have coverage all day, every day of the year, including weekends and holidays. Preference will be given to candidates whose availability meets the staffing needs of our agency. Individuals attending local colleges/universities who live outside the region during summer and winter breaks may request leave corresponding with their schools schedule.

Active Membership

Duty requirements are 12 hour per week. Shift consist of a set day shift (6am-6pm) or night shift (6pm-6am). Flexible scheduling will be allowed on a case by case basis, however the hour requirement is unwavering. Active Members are also required to regularly attend our membership and training meetings. Membership meetings are held bi-monthly usually on the first Sunday at 7pm. Training meetings are scheduled as needed. Active Members are also required to participate in Public Relations events during their recruit phase. Active Members will have the ability to run/hold officer position and vote in membership meetings.

Junior Membership

To be considered for Junior Membership, it is required to be between the ages of 16-18 and be enrolled in high school or equivalent program. Parental permission is also required. Junior Members will be required to maintain a minimum C average in all classes. Duty requirements are 6 hours per week. Junior Member are also required to regularly attend membership, training, and junior specific meetings. Junior members are also encouraged to participate in Public Relations events.

Application Submission

If you are interested in volunteering with the Christiansburg Rescue Squad, please download and complete all the materials listed below.

Christiansburg Rescue Volunteer Application (PDF)

Christiansburg Rescue Observer Form

You can drop the completed packet off at the station located at 190 Depot Street NW, scan and email the packet to membership@christiansburgems.org or mail to:

Christiansburg Rescue
Attn: Membership Lieutenant
100 East Main St
Christiansburg, VA 24073

For more information, please email our Membership Officer at membership@christiansburgems.org or call/text 540-357-0492.

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