Volunteer to help your neighbors
Our members are made up of a diverse set of skills, backgrounds, and abilities. The core requirements to become a volunteer are:
- Be able to spend one night per week at the station.
- Be at least 16 years old.
- Pass a physical exam and drug screening.
- Pass a criminal history background and reference check.
Start by scheduling a ride-along.Ride With Us
WVRS is staffed entirely by volunteers at all times except for weekdays, 7:00 am until 5:00 pm, when staffing is supplemented by Montgomery County.
All volunteers perform the same functions as paid staff. You can train to become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Paramedic, Ambulance Driver, Firefighter, or Rescue Technician.
The membership process
The first step to joining is to experience what it will be like on a shift by riding-along with us for one evening. Schedule a ride-along to see if volunteering is right for you.
After your ride-along, let your recruiter know if you want to fill out a membership application. Once your application has been processed, you will attend an orientation class and choose your duty crew night.
At the orientation, you will see how to sign up for classes, including the basic EMT class. All training and uniforms are provided by Montgomery County for free.
While you’re waiting for the class to start, your crew will conduct brief initial in-station training (known as “Level 1”) and you will be allowed to assist on ambulance calls as extra staffing through the completion of your EMT class.