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North Carolina Volunteer Solutions
WAYS TO HELP
WAYS TO HELP – COMPANY, ORGANIZATION, OR CHURCH
Company, Organization, or Church
Ways to get involved
Hold a recruitment event at your company for employees and others (who might be potential customers).
Use your benefits department to email your employees about the opportunity to be a volunteer firefighter.
Offer an extended benefit to employees who decide to volunteer by paying for them to volunteer during the work day at least once a month.
Offer a discount to volunteer firefighters and display our posters in your place of business.
Talk to your employees about various other ways they can volunteer to help their local fire department other than being a firefighter.
Gyms are the perfect place to recruit for volunteer firefighters, if you own a gym we want to hear from you!
Offer your restaurant as a free event space to a local fire department to host their recruitment event. Offer free appetizers and beverages.
Help boost the event through social media and use the event to bring attention to the campaign and perhaps donate proceeds from the evening to the campaign.
Display our poster in your restaurant.
Cohost a recruitment event with a local fire department.
Have games for the family, pot luck, kids and family education, have a fire hose shower down on slip and slides.
Bring in firefighters to talk to Sunday school students.
Post a notice of upcoming fire recruitment events in your Sunday program and other missives.
Email parishioners about the need for volunteer firefighters in North Carolina.
Local festival and event planners can offer free or discounted booth space for local fire department to set up a volunteer booth.
Provide on-the-ground social media support for the firefighters.
Have the firefighters participate in games and/or stunts to drive attention to your festival as well as the department.
Women’s groups can invite local fire departments to speak about volunteerism for women by women and learn first hand what it is like to be a volunteer firefighter.
ROTARY/LIONS/KIWANIS CLUBS AND CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
Invite firefighters to your next event to talk about the need for volunteers.
Reach out to family members about whether they might be a volunteer recruit.
Co-Host a pancake breakfast to raise money for your fire department and for them to talk about the need for volunteers.
Start a fundraising and messaging campaign on your Facebook page and email list.
Different Advocacy Groups can invite local fire departments to speak about diversity within the ranks and encourage volunteerism.
The Military can support firefighter volunteerism by supporting the idea that former military personnel are great candidates.
Their experience with team work, how to follow orders and have the backs of their constituents is perfect for fire service.
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