Operational volunteers are trained and certified first responders. If you are looking to donate your time, we have different opportunities from responding to EMS incidents to supporting the department through community education and administration. All Sterling Rescue operational volunteers are trained and certified to the same level as career Loudoun County Fire and Rescue personnel.
Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad has requirements for both operational and administrative volunteers. The operational volunteers serve as first responders, delivering emergency medical support to the community. The administrative volunteers perform a variety of support roles in areas such as recruiting, membership support, and business operations.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
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Operational volunteers are trained Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) first responders. These members work as a team to answer emergency calls and help save lives by providing immediate care to the ill and injured and by providing life-saving care to a patient while transporting them to the hospital.
There are three levels of trained EMT volunteers including EMT (also known as EMT-Basic), Advanced EMT (AEMT) and EMT-Paramedic.
EMT (or EMT-Basic) is the entry level for operational volunteers. After gaining experience as an EMT, entry-level volunteers may choose to receive additional training and experience and advance to the AEMT or Paramedic level.
EMTs of all levels are eligible to take additional specialized training to staff the heavy rescue truck, boat operations, bike team and special events.
Membership Requirements for Operational Volunteers:
Successful EMTs have these personal traits and qualities:
What are the expectations of the Operational Volunteers?
The Social Media Coordinator is responsible for collaborating with the Marketing team, Social Media Specialist(s), and Public Relations/Community Engagement team to develop and maintain a successful social media presence across multiple platforms, is the chair of the Social Media Team, and reports to the President. The expected time commitment is 3-4 hours per week.
Desired Skills and Qualifications:
Social Media Specialist (Administrative)
The Social Media Specialist is responsible for overseeing one or more of SVRS’ social media platforms, creating posts, replying to comments, is a member of the Social Media team, and reports to the Social Media Coordinator. The expected time commitment is 3-4 hours per week.