Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering Opportunities

Road Safety Volunteer for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service

Role Type: Casual
Based: All of Warrington
Categories: Information and advice, Supporting people
Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

What would I be doing?

You will be part of a team delivering consistent road safety messages to members of the Cheshire community.
Throughout the year there are a number of Road Safety campaigns. Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) work with and support of partner agency initiatives by delivering messages covering Distraction, Speeding, Seatbelts, Drug/Drink Driving, Vehicle Condition and Pedestrians’ Safety.

CFRS also supports the government’s “THINK” road safety campaign by speaking to people about the dangers of drinking alcohol and driving. These events are taken to workplaces, colleges, shopping centres and town centres to show people the consequences of drinking even a small amount of alcohol and driving.

What skills do I need?

Volunteers will need to be approachable and have good communication skills.

About Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service

Cheshire Fire Authority comprises of councillors from our local communities of Cheshire, Halton and Warrington who manage Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service. They make decisions on things like policy, finance and resources. Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is led by the Chief Fire Officer and the Service Management Team. We have 28 fire stations, four community safety centres, three community fire protection offices, a safety centre in Lymm and a headquarters in Winsford.

Recruitment and training details:

On receipt of a completed application form that meets our volunteer standard, applicant details are logged onto the volunteer database and the interview paperwork is prepared. This is sent to the line manager of the applicants chosen volunteer role. The line manager will contact the applicant to arrange an interview.

If successful at interview, the applicant will be asked to complete a Disclosure and Barring form (DBS), plus 3 forms of ID. Once all of this paperwork is received, references are requested and on return of these and the DBS certificate, volunteer agreements are sent to the applicant’s home address. When returned the line manager will be informed that the volunteer has been successful in their application.

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