- Enjoy helping people in need?
- Have a few hours of your time to donate?
- Have an interest in learning a new skill?
You can become a VIP in your community by volunteering
with Victor-Farmington Volunteer Ambulance!
We have a need for new members to support our community. We are very flexible, and allow you to choose the days and hours you want to volunteer. If you can give just 8 hours a month, you will become an active member and an important link in our drive to help the sick and the injured. To initially join you must be certified as an EMT, AEMT or Paramedic OR be enrolled in/enrolling in a certification course! You can reach out to our training department for information on where to take a certification course via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are a professional, friendly, and team-oriented organization. Join us and you will experience the camaraderie of our staff who all share the desire to help those in need.
The benefits of being a volunteer:
Victor-Farmington Volunteer Ambulance provides a professional atmosphere with state of the art equipment and vehicles. Volunteering may benefit you in many ways. While many of its rewards will be personal in nature, you will earn respect from everyone who learns you are a volunteer. You will gain immense pride from your accomplishments and the knowledge and skills you acquire from your training. Strong friendships will develop and be maintained for a lifetime. Lastly, great satisfaction that comes from doing an important job well while contributing to caring, helping, and saving of life in your community
There are material rewards as well. The volunteer services are valued at every level of society, and there are a variety of incentives which include:
- New York State Income Tax Credit of $250 for each active member
- Member Point Incentive Program
- Internet Access – Work from the station while you volunteer
- Uniforms, Duty Boots, & Vehicle Decals
- Free CME Training for ACLS, PALS, ATLS, AHLS, & Other related Courses
- Health checkups, Immunizations, & Annual Flu Shot
- Leadership – opportunities to serve in elected or appointed positions
- Annual Recognition Banquet
- Life & AD&D Insurance
Get Started by Downloading a Volunteer Application. This application is in Adobe PDF format. You must have Acrobat Reader installed in order to view this document. You can download Acrobat for free at Adobe.com.
Below are the volunteer opportunities we have available at this time. Please read the description of each volunteer opportunity listed below for information on training and volunteer details to develop a sense of which opportunity would be best for you!
Emergency Medical Technician – Basic:
Requires formal New York State Certification as an EMT. The State course is approximately 160 hours of instruction. In addition, an EMT as Victor Farmington is required to complete our intern-training program, which requires at least 20 hours of hands on skill demonstration and completing calls as an intern with a medic trainer. EMT’s provide a basic level of care to manage illnesses, injuries, and possible life threatening situations. Once you complete the course, you are issued a state medical license number. Victor-Farmington provides additional training to support you. You will never be left to act alone as we are a team oriented organization.
Emergency Medical Technician – Advanced:
Requires formal New York State Certification. Candidates must have served as an EMT for a minimum of one year prior to application into an advanced class. Additional class and clinical time for Critical Care requires about 480 hours. Additional class and clinical time for Paramedic requires about 1,000 hours. Again, your skills become more advanced with additional training. As Paramedic (Advanced Life Support technician) you have all the skills of the EMT and the AEMT medics. You now add to your intermediate knowledge and are able to administer medications / drugs to your patient as needed prior to arriving at the hospital. In addition, the Advanced Life Support Technicians has additional tools which include 12 lead EKG’s and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
Board of Directors – Community Member:
We also have several leaders from the community who serve as Community Members of the Board of Directors. If you are interested in serving on our Board of Directors as a Community Member please email your information and CV to us at email@example.com.