Volunteer Today

Franklin County is dependent upon professional volunteers and is always looking for the community's best people to become a part of the Public Safety Team. Becoming a volunteer for a fire department or rescue squad is a time-consuming adventure, but it is nonetheless rewarding.

Apply Today

Complete our online Volunteer Application. To learn more about the volunteer opportunities you might be interested in, contact the Public Safety office at 540-483-3091.


In order to qualify to become a volunteer, you must complete a criminal background check. Dependent on the agency applying for, the age requirement may vary. Also see Membership Criteria (PDF).

Basic Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) training is offered at little to no cost to providers. Additionally, many advanced level Fire and EMS training courses are offered locally.


Your responsibilities as a volunteer include adhering to standard operating procedures, participating in training, and maintaining professionalism.


Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Computer Support
  • Emergency Medical Technicians
  • Firefighters
  • Financial Management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writers
  • Public Education
  • Training
  • Vehicle and Building Maintenance