Focus on Recruitment and Retention during National Volunteer Week

Recruitment and retention are major challenges facing the volunteer emergency services. The number of volunteer emergency personnel has declined sharply over the last 30 years. In honor of National Volunteer Week, the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) has developed two training modules to help departments address these challenges.

The courses, Recruitment for the Volunteer Emergency Services and Retention for the Volunteer Emergency Services, examine the barriers to recruiting and retaining volunteers and provide potential solutions. You can sign up for these courses using the NVFC’s training center at New students must create an account before registering for classes. The fee for these courses will be waived at checkout for the first 100 people to take each course.

Learn more about NVFC training opportunities at