Support the NVFC

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is the only national organization whose sole purpose is to represent volunteer fire and emergency medical services (EMS) personnel. Since 1976, we’ve proudly supported volunteer fire and EMS departments nationwide through our advocacy, tools, resources, and programs.

It takes a special kind of person willing to take on the challenge of responding to life-threatening emergencies. The NVFC is devoted to giving our nation’s volunteer fire and EMS departments everything they need to support their local fire and EMS personnel and raise awareness about their critically important role in keeping our communities safe. Make an investment in the volunteer emergency services by pledging your support today.

Ways to Support the NVFC:

General Donation: Click here to make a donation to the NVFC. Your investment will support the organization’s legislative efforts, innovative programs, tools and resources, and more.

Sponsorship: The NVFC partners with corporate, nonprofit, and government sponsors to work towards supporting our nation’s volunteers. Sponsorship opportunities and benefits can be customized to meet your company’s specific objectives. Contact Heather Schafer, NVFC Chief Executive Officer, to discuss how your company can invest in the volunteer emergency services.  To learn about sponsoring the NVFC’s bi-annual board meeting/conference, contact Meg Goldberg.

Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund: The Fund provides a stipend to volunteer first responders impacted by a federally- or state-declared disaster to help them meet basic needs. Learn more or contribute now.

AmazonSmile: Let your purchases support the NVFC when you shop through this link from AmazonSmile. You will be shopping the same products, prices, and convenient method as Amazon, but 0.5% of your purchase price will be donated back to the NVFC. There is no extra cost to you, and your purchase will be helping to support our nation’s volunteer emergency services. You can also find the National Volunteer Fire Council from the main AmazonSmile page: https://smile.amazon.com/.

Bequests and Estate Planning: Remember the NVFC in your estate planning and ensure the voice of the volunteer continues to thrive.

Gifts in Honor: Celebrate the holidays, a birthday, an anniversary, or the volunteer service of a friend or loved one by making a donation to the NVFC in honor of that person. Specify during the donation process who the gift is in honor of and their address, and the NVFC will send notification to the designated individual that you made a donation in their honor. Donate now.

Memorial Gift: Recognize a loved one who has passed away and celebrate their life and commitment to the volunteer emergency services by making a gift to the NVFC in their memory. Specify during the donation process who the gift is in memory of and the contact information for the family, and the NVFC will notify the family that you have made the gift in memory of their loved one. Donate now.

Matching Gifts: Some employers will match the gift you make to a nonprofit organization. Check with your employer to see if they will match your gift to the NVFC, thus increasing the support you provide to the voice of the volunteer.

For more information, call 1-888-ASK-NVFC (275-6832), or email nvfcoffice@nvfc.org.