The majority of the work required in public safety is ensuring that the department is ready to respond when residents need us. Your skills and talents will be used to help us behind the scenes as these are vital functions that support Public Safety in its day-to-day operations.
Our volunteer staff is utilized in a wide variety of assignments. All volunteers are trained and supervised by a fire department staff member. Volunteers, who must be at least 18 years old, are assigned to specific areas and divisions within the department. All positions are unpaid volunteer assignments.
PLEASE NOTE: The Longmont Fire Services Division does not have volunteer firefighter positions. Longmont firefighters are employed by the City of Longmont.
Current Position Openings:
Fire Training Center Grounds Keeping. Multiple positions. Longmont Fire Department is looking for a few volunteers to join a new Fire Training Center Grounds Keeping Volunteer Team. The Fire Training Center is located on 13 acres near First Avenue and Martin Street in Longmont. Duties to include: Weed control, Light tree trimming/pruning, hydrant painting, maintaining rock around the hydrants, general grounds clean-up and maintenance, grass edging, general up keep of pavilion and training props, organization of equipment in containers and pole barn. All equipment and training will be provided. Time commitment is 10 hours a month on a flexible volunteer schedule.CERT Intern (3-6 Months/Open Until Filled) - This position will assist in the management and coordination of the Longmont Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the public education campaign for the City of Longmont. For complete position details and application information.
Community Rating System Intern (May 2017 - October 2017) - This position provides an in depth analysis of the Longmont Office of Emergency Management’s activities as they relate to the Community Rating System (CRS) for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The individual will work closely with the AmeriCorps Ready Corps member, other City of Longmont Departments, the Boulder National Weather Service Office and residents to fulfill their goals. For complete position details and application information.
Smoke Alarm Program
Longmont Fire Services is seeking volunteers to help with contacting residents to determine the proper number of smoke alarms, to check devices, and install replacements if necessary. Teams will be accompanied by fire staff. All volunteers are required to attend a two-hour training session (date to be determined in the first two weeks of June). Contact with the community will be made on June 18 between 8am - 11am. High school students are also encouraged to participate in this community event. Our aim is to provide smoke alarms to those who are disadvantaged or low income so that they too will be safe. We know that many single-family, low-income homes have 1) nonexistent smoke alarms, 2) outdated ones, 3) dead batteries in existing alarms or 4) an inadequate number of alarms to service the number of bedrooms (per current codes). Special Event Volunteer Application accepted for this volunteer position.
Front Desk Receptionist
Seeking personable individuals with basic clerical, computer, and office equipment skills. Volunteers should be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public. Volunteer(s) would courteously and promptly assist and/or direct visitors at the Public Safety Administration counter as well as provide clerical support as needed for the Public Safety Department. Routes daily internal mail. The work environment can be noisy at times and is prone to frequent interruptions. Shifts are available Monday through Friday. The morning shift is from 8 am to 12:30 am and the afternoon shift is from 12:30 pm to 5 pm.
Building Tour Guides, On-Call
Volunteers needed to guide school and scout troops throughout the different areas of the Safety & Justice Building. Must be flexible and enjoy children. Tours last one hour. Training is provided. Hours: Occasional Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays from 4-5 pm. Choose one or more days to be available.
Business Self-Inspection - The Longmont Fire Department is seeking 2-3 volunteers to assist with the newly launched Business Self-Inspection Program. Volunteers are asked to contribute 2-4 hours a week, time negotiable. Training is provided. Candidates must be detail oriented, have great interpersonal skills, and possess a valid Colorado’s driver’s license and good driving record. Computer skills are not necessary.
Range Safety Volunteer (RSV)
The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non-essential or peripheral duties that may be required. The City of Longmont retains the right to modify or change the duties or essential and additional functions of the job at any time:
The RSV assist with the supervision of shooting activities as prescribed by the Range Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs). RSV's must have knowledge of the Range Standard Operation Procedures as well as the Range Safety Rules. Range Safety Volunteers are required to assist the Range Safety Officers in the prevention of problems on the range through their diligence in performing the following duties: educating users on the range safety rules, provide direct range supervision, enforcement of range safety rules, enforcement of policies and procedures established by the City of Longmont Firearms Training Facility. RSV's will assist with set up and clean up of the range facility in its entirety at the end of each day and assist with evaluating equipment and materials ensuring that it is operating correctly. Assist in emergency safety protocols to be used in the event of a life-threatening injury or incident at the facility. Must be able to provide a valid and current Range Safety Training Certification or be willing to attend a class provided by the range.
NOTE: There are times when the Longmont Police Department has reached full staffing for this volunteer position. However, please submit the volunteer application and you will be contacted when a vacancy occurs.
The volunteer application for the positions above can be returned to Public Safety Outreach at the Safety & Justice Center located at 225 Kimbark St., Longmont, CO 80501 (2nd floor - Administration).