Getting Started With VB Rescue

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer with one of the rescue squads of VB Rescue.   We know you are excited, and we’re sure you have many questions.  Please take a few minutes to review the information so you can have a better understanding of our membership process.  Just start clicking the Learn More button at the bottom of the page.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call our office at (757) 385-1999 to speak to one of our membership coordinators.  We would be happy to tell you all about our amazing organization and the opportunities we offer.

When you’re ready to join, simply click the Apply Here button.  It will take you where you need to go.  Once you have submitted your application, we will contact you to arrange a meeting with one of our membership coordinators. Learn more about the application process by clicking the boxes below.

① Review membership requirements

Before completing an application, please review the Membership Requirements page. These are legal and policy mandates which form the first step in the screening process. Additional links provide information regarding duty, training and performance expectations for all EMS and rescue squad volunteers.

② Submit Your Application

To apply, simply click the Apply Here link and submit your application.

We will contact you after reviewing your initial application to schedule a meeting with one of our membership coordinators. You should hear from us via email within 2 business days after you submit your application.

③ Contact From a Membership Coordinator

Within two (2) business days, a membership coordinator will contact you regarding your next steps in the application process and provide specific instructions on joining VB Rescue as a volunteer member. This will include submitting additional forms and how to complete a health screening. The membership coordinator will also advise you on completing initial online training.

④ Approval by the Department of EMS

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a continuous basis throughout the year. The faster you complete the required forms and background checks, the faster the process will move.

⑤ Recruit Status

Approved applicants will be notified via email. Once approved, a membership coordinator will contact each recruit to review pending items and to start getting involved. Recruits will be transitioned to a volunteer rescue squad shortly after being approved.

More information about volunteering with VB Rescue can be found in the links below the Apply Here button, including initial online training. Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to having you as part of the VB Rescue team!