Friends of the Westhampton Ambulance, Inc.
What It Means To Volunteer
Looking into what it takes to volunteer is the first step of becoming a dedicated volunteer within your community! You will be making a commitment of time - usually a few hours a week. In addition to going out on calls, you will spend time training, attending meetings, maintaining the equipment, and a variety of other duties. Of course, there is no limit to how much time you are willing to give.
Volunteering requires you to devote time to learning and maintaining skills. All your training will be provided, and once your training is complete, you will be expertly prepared to respond professionally as part of your community’s first line of defense in time of crisis.
What Does It Take To Become A Volunteer?
At least 18 years of age. There is no maximum age
In good physical health. This, of course, is relative to the duties you will be called upon to perform.
Of sound moral character and prepared to fill a position of responsibility and trust.
Q.How much time does it take to be a volunteer?
A.It varies from week to week, but on average you'll put in around five hours a week. Many volunteers enjoy putting in more.
Q.What will my training cost?
A. Nothinig! Experienced, professional training will be made available to you.
Q.How long will it be before I can make a genuine contribution?
A.Immediately. And your responsibilities will increase as you gain experience and training.
Q.Will I have any out-of-pocket costs?
A.No. Your uniform, equipment – even your annual physical – will be provided for free.
DO I HAVE TO BE AN EMT?
You do not have to be an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) to be a member of Manorville Ambulance. However, you must be enrolled in an EMT Class or be a cleared ambulance driver before you can come off of probation.