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Volunteer Successes

This page is dedicated to the success of our volunteers. Here you will find case studies relating to our volunteers and images.

Julia Shannon

I applied for volunteering with DFRS to be able to help the community I live in and make it in some way a better place. I believe that it is a moral duty of every...

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Jimmy Winson

I have been interested in the Fire Service from a very young age. I was like any other child, fire engines were the best but from about the age of three I have just...

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Fern Alder

I first got involved with volunteering with the Fire Service through my Public Services college course at Chesterfield College. A member of the Fire Service, who was a...

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Aimee Hill

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service (DFRS) aims to make Derbyshire a safer place to live, work and visit. Aimee Hill, BA (Hons) Photography, was nominated for...

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Anthony Martin

My dad passed away when I was fourteen. I found school tough, joined a gang, got into bad company used street talk and dressed in a certain sort of way. I moved away...

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Daniel Crosby

Daniel Crosby has spent the past eight months in the role of DFRS prevention volunteer supported by community safety officer Shareen Akhtar, she said that Daniel was...

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Karen Sadler

I first came into volunteering through seeing a job advertised in our local paper, The Derbyshire Times, advertising for a Youth Worker with the Fire Service, with...

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Roy Fletcher

Five years ago Roy endured life threatening injuries from an horrendous attack by a stranger within his own community that left Roy feeling his life had no purpose as...

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Volunteer opportunities within Derbyshire

80% of people want to volunteer but don't know how, why don't you Check out the wide range of Volunteering opportunities online by clicking on The Amber Valley CVS Volunteering website at www.avcvs.org/volunteering and then search for volunteering opportunities throughout the Derbyshire areas, including DFRS opportunities on www.do-it.org.uk.

The advantages that volunteering can do for you

  • Give your CV a boost: In a survey of UK's leading businesses 73% said they would employ someone who had volunteered over someone who had not.
  • Get back into work: It's a great way to get a reference and fill gaps in your work experience.
  • You can also try out different types of work to get a taster: This can really help you if you're looking for a job or want to change direction.
  • Improve your confidence: You'll learn and do things that you might not normally get the chance to, this can be a real confidence boost.
  • Improve your health: While you're busy giving back to your community you could also be getting healthier!
  • Research: has found that volunteering can do everything from helping you to sleep better to boosting your immune system.
  • Meet new people: you'll probably meet people from different cultures and backgrounds that you might not normally. Volunteering with people who are as passionate about a cause as you are, is a great way to meet like-minded people.

We have recently celebrated the hard work and dedication of our team of volunteers by planning a volunteer get together and gave certificates to the volunteers who gave many hours of their time, through our volunteer bronze, silver, gold and platinum award scheme.

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