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Roundtable Talk: How to Recruit and Retain Volunteers Despite Challenges

April 18, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT


Many volunteer fire and EMS departments struggle to maintain sufficient staffing. Major factors contributing to recruitment challenges include increased time demands, more rigorous training requirements, and the proliferation of two-income families whose members do not have time to volunteer. So, how can departments attract volunteers and encourage them to stick around, despite these challenges? This Roundtable Talk, taking place during National Volunteer Week, will feature a panel of subject matter experts to discuss recruitment and retention strategies that will make volunteering with your fire or EMS department an attractive option. Learn why and how to implement both tangible and non-wage benefits, the value of live-in programs, and how to foster a positive department culture people want to be a part of.

Watch the event live on the NVFC’s Facebook page or register to attend on Zoom.


April 18, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT


National Volunteer Fire Council