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. Click here to learn more about sponsorship.

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.

NVFC First Responder Helpline: NVFC members have access to a helpline that provides assistance in an immediate crisis as well as support for a variety of work, life, and volunteer stresses. Learn more or contribute now.

Heather Schafer Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship recognizes exemplary emerging leaders in public safety who are committed to improving the fire and emergency services in the areas of health, safety, recruitment and retention, department culture, and emergency response. Recipients get up to $1,500 to attend one of the NVFC’s training conferences. Learn more or contribute now.

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 who the gift is in honor of and their email 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 who the gift is in memory of and the contact email 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