Volunteer as an Administrative Member at AVFRD!

Do you want to serve your community, make new friends and be a part of our tradition?  Join AVFRD as a member of our administrative auxiliary!

Administrative members are the backbone of AVFRD, providing the non-emergency services that support the daily operations and mission of the department. AVFRD needs individuals to lead and assist in many areas and with many jobs, including:

  • Publicity and Marketing: Writers, Graphic Designers, Media Relations Liaison, Video and Multimedia Specialists
  • Fundraising: Grant Writers, Event Planners/Project Managers, Corporate Sponsor Seekers
  • Community Relations and Education: Neighborhood Liaisons, School Coordinators, Station Tour Guides
  • Recruitment and Membership: Volunteer Coordinators, Recruitment Activities Coordinator, Retention/Appreciation Event Planners, Awards and Recognition Manager, Survey Coordinator
  • Building and Equipment Maintenance: Groundskeepers, Maintenance Agreements Coordinator
  • Financial and Document Management: Scholarship Manager, Historians, Record Keepers, Bookkeeper, Database Administrator
  • AVFRD is also looking for workers to help provide staffing for events. Contact us at eventhelp@ashburnfirerescue.org if you are interested in working an event.

We do most of our work (non-operations) through a committee structure. Getting involved in a committee is the best way to engage on the admin side, and for our operational members to give a little bit more of their time and unique talents to the mission of our company.  Our committees include:

  • Recruitment & Retention
    • Recruitment – Generally tasked with bring new members to AVFRD
      • Member Search: Identifies needs and methods for attracting new talent.  Helps to organize recruitment campaigns and targeted recruitment for specific skill sets.
      • Membership Onboarding/Volunteer Recruit School: From inquiry to application to Volunteer Recruit School, this committee makes sure that recruits that we find are successfully transitioned into the company.
      • Mentoring: Follow-up to VRS, ensuring new members understand our environment and get engaged in meaningful work for the company.
      • Explorer Post: Runs the Boy Scouts of America Explorers Post at AVFRD
    • Retention: Generally tasked with finding ways to keep members active and happy in the department.
      • Recognition/Appreciation: Identifies and implements programs to recognize achievements, extra efforts, and dedication of our members.
      • Company Events: Coordinates in-house events (for our members).
        • In-house Events: General events (company meetings, picnics, etc.)
        • Banquet: Coordinates annual banquet/awards/officer installation
      • Benefits: Coordinates and expands benefits available to our members.
        • Retirement: Administers the points system for retirement and other benefits.
        • Scholarships: Administers internal scholarship programs.
      • Member Development/Company Culture: Identifies methods and programs to develop leadership and a deeper sense of company values and culture for our membership.
  • Revenue: Responsible for overall efforts to raise funds and generate revenue for the department
    • Founders Hall: Coordinates rental of Founders Hall
    • Grants: Searches for and writes grants for specific programs.
    • Fundraising: Generall fundraising efforts, including the following sub-committee efforts:
      • Pancake Breakfast
      • Chili Cookoff
      • Christmas Tree Sale
      • Photo Fund Drive
      • Letter Campaign
  • Community Outreach: Responsible for marketing/branding, messaging AVFRD events, public safety education, and developing relationships with businesses in our response areas.
    • Marketing: Develops marketing messages and campaigns to support various initiatives, drive public support and understanding of our mission and value.
      • Publicity: Responsible for print advertising/event promotion.
      • Online Presence: Maintains our various internet properties, including social media, AshburnFireRescue.org website, and web-based advertising.
      • Branding/Graphics: Develops and maintains brand-consistent images, graphics, and documents.  Ensures quality and consistency of print and web-based materials.
    • Business Networking: Works to establish relationships with businesses in our community to increase donations/sponsorship, collaborative public education events, and other initiatives.
    • Public Education: Generally responsible for providing public safety education to citizens and organizations in our first due areas.
      • Open House: Coordinates our two annual Open House events.
      • Public Events: Coordinates events where an AVFRD presence is requested (schools, sporting events, station tours, etc.)
  • Technology: Generally responsible for information technology use and provisioning for the department.
    • Software Development: Develop AVFRD.net and Lightbar Maps apps for the department.
    • IT Ops/Facilities: General IT support (desktops, servers, printers, WiFi, website, networking, security, Google Apps, etc.)
    • Point of Sale: Administers our point-of-sale apps and hardware, and eCommerce for website.
  • Operational Support: Offers administrative support to operations programs and personnel.
    • Building Committee: Reviews and recommends improvements to AVFRD properties.  Maintains and repairs AVFRD properties.
    • Scene Support/Canteen/Photo: Dispatched to emergency scenes to provide assistance in rehab, photography and other support as needed.
    • Officer Assistants: Acts as administrative assistants to chief officers and line officers.
  • Special Services: Oversees special initiatives and bylaws-mandated committees.
    • Planning Committee: Review the capabilities of the Department and make recommendations to the Department for the upgrading of facilities, equipment and membership training.
    • Special Investigative: This committee shall review any matter involving member suspension/termination referred to it by the Board of Directors or requested to do so by any member subject to suspension/termination
    • Legal: Review contracts and other legal matters as requested by the Board of Directors or company officers.
    • Bylaws: Oversee the requested additions, deletions and changes to the Bylaws and to propose Bylaw modifications as needed or requested.
    • Data Analytics: Identify opportunities for collecting data across the various functions of the department.  Provides systems for collecting and analyzing data to identify trends and opportunities.
    • SAFER Administration: Administers the SAFER grant-funded programs and reporting on the use of the grant.
AVFRD Admin Members at Open HouseAVFRD Admin Members Abena and GailAVFRD Admin Member Max Triola at Open HouseAVFRD Admin Members in front of old stationAVFRD Admin Members at Pancake Breakfast

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Are you ready to join us?  There’s no better time than now to serve your community, challenge yourself and become a part of our family.  Fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch!

AVFRD Admin Member Max Triola at Open House
AVFRD Admin Members Abena and Gail
AVFRD Admin Members in front of old station
AVFRD Admin Members at Pancake Breakfast

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