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This page is intended to offer students the chance to obtain volunteer experience in a variety of settings.  Volunteer experience is usually considered community service, which is something numerous employers are looking for.  Taking time out of your busy schedule to serve your community or a specific cause shows a great deal of dedication to an employer. 

For additional volunteer opportunities, a student informed me of a web site that might be of interest: 

www.volunteerinfo.org

Other recommended volunteer positions are available through:

- American Red Cross - San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
- San Francisco Paramedic Association
- Volunteer Match
- Habitat for humanity
- Special Olympics
- Rock Medicine (a.k.a. Rock Med)
- Oakland Firefighters Random Acts - this charity program has been created by dedicated firefighters from the City of Oakland who truly believe they can make a difference in their community. As they respond into the homes of citizens, they observe up close the personal situations where people truly need a hand to live and succeed. They seek to plant positive seeds in their districts to benefit the whole community.


EMS Classes - Volunteers Needed in San Francisco!

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The San Francisco Paramedic Association is always looking for volunteers to assist with various EMS classes around the San Francisco Bay Area. For current classes needing volunteers, go to their website at www.sfparamedics.org
 

You will receive: Valuable experience watching paramedic level (or higher) students perform patient assessments.  Learn from their plusses and minuses.  You will also receive a free San Francisco Paramedic Association t-shirt and your choice of an SFPA rescue key chain or ALS field guide.
Your role: As a volunteer, you will be designated to role-play a victim of a medical emergency scenario.  Please wear loose, old, comfortable clothing, as you may be on the floor for some scenarios.
Contact person(s): Call the San Francisco Paramedic Association for more information or to sign-up at (415) 543-1161, register via email at director@sfparamedics.org or register and see more information on their website at www.sfparamedics.org/pages/about/volunteer.php

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Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support Classes - Volunteers Needed

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For current classes needing volunteers, visit their website at www.sfparamedics.org
 

You will receive: Valuable experience watching paramedic level (or higher) students perform patient assessments.  Learn from their plusses and minuses.  You will also receive a free San Francisco Paramedic Association t-shirt and your choice of an SFPA rescue key chain or ALS field guide.
Your role: As a volunteer, you will be moulaged and designated to role-play a victim of a trauma emergency scenario.  Please wear loose, old, comfortable clothing, as you may be on the floor for some scenarios.
Contact person(s): Call the San Francisco Paramedic Association for more information or to sign-up at (415) 543-1161 or email them at director@sfparamedics.org or visit their website section on volunteer opportunities at www.sfparamedics.org/pages/about/volunteer.php

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FIRE DEPARTMENTS WITH VOLUNTEER / RESERVE FIREFIGHTER PROGRAMS:

Below is a list of fire departments that I believe have volunteer or reserve firefighter programs.  I have listed them by County, mainly because most fire departments that have reserve or volunteer firefighters require those members to either live in the city or area that they protect, or within a very close proximity (which makes sense).  These departments only accept applications for reserve or volunteer positions on an annual basis, a bi-annual basis, an as-needed basis, or a continuous basis.  It is up to you to make the effort and do the research so you don't miss out an opportunity to serve your community and gain valuable experience!

ALAMEDA COUNTY

Alameda County Fire Department (Reserve Firefighters)
835 E. 14th Street, San Leandro, CA 94577
(510) 618-3490
F.D. website:     http://www.acgov.org/fire
County website: http://www.acgov.org

Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department (Reserve Firefighters)
3560 Del Valle Parkway, Pleasanton, CA 94566
(925) 454-2300
F.D. website: http://www.lpfire.org

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CONTRA COSTA COUNTY

Chevron Richmond Fire Explorer Post #457
Richmond, CA
(510) 367-2587 - Advisor - Kfir Garner
(707) 373-2376 - Captain Paul Reisinger

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (Reserve Firefighters)
2010 Geary Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 930-5500
 http://www.co.contra-costa.ca.us

Crockett-Carquinez Fire Protection District (Volunteer Firefighters)
746 Loring Avenue, Crockett, CA 95531
(510) 787-2717

East Contra Costa County Fire Protection District
134 Oak Street, Brentwood, CA 94513
(925) 634-3400
F.D. website: http://www.eccfpd.org

Moraga-Orinda Fire Protection District (Reserve Firefighters)
33 Orinda Way, Orinda, CA 94563
(925) 258-4599
F.D. website: http://www.mofd.org

Pinole Fire Department
880 Tenant Avenue, Pinole, CA 94564
(510) 724-8970
F.D. website: http://www.ci.pinole.ca.us/fire/index.html

Rodeo-Hercules Fire Protection District
1680 Refugio Valley Road, Hercules, CA 94547
(510) 799-4561
F.D. website:   http://www.rhfd.org

San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District (Volunteer Firefighters)
1500 Bolinger Canyon Road, San Ramon, CA 94583
(925) 838-6600
www.firedepartment.org

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MARIN COUNTY

Bolinas Fire Protection District (Volunteer Firefighter)
100 Mesa Road, P.O. Box 126, Bolinas, CA 94924
(415) 868-1566
F.D. website: http://www.bolinasfire.org

Kentfield Fire Protection District
1004 Sir Frances Drake Blvd., Kentfield, CA 94904-1468
(415) 453-7464
F.D. website:   http://www.kentfieldfire.org

Muir Beach Volunteer Fire Department
19-A Seascape Drive, Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 380-9627

Nicasio Volunteer Fire Department
P.O. Box 791, Nicasio, CA 94946
(415) 662-2201

Ross Department of Public Safety
P.O. Box 320, Ross, CA 94957
(415) 453-1453

Ross Valley Fire Department
777 San Anselmo Avenue, San Anselmo, CA 94960
(415) 258-4686

Stinson Beach Fire Protection District
P.O. Box 127, Stinson Beach, CA 94970
(415) 868-0622

 Tiburon Fire Protection District
1679 Tiburon Blvd., Belvedere-Tiburon, CA 94920
(415) 435-7200
F.D. website:  http://www.tiburonfire.org

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MONTEREY COUNTY

Carmel Fire Department
P.O. Box 6418, Carmel, CA 93921
(831) 620-2030

Carmel Valley Fire Protection District
8455 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel, CA 93923
(831) 624-5907

Gonzales Volunteer Fire Department
P.O. Box 647, Gonzales, CA 93926
(831) 675-3677

Greenfield Fire Protection District
P.O. Box 2550, Greenfield, CA 93927
(831) 674-5461

King City Fire Department
422 Bassett Street, King City, CA 93930
(831) 385-3430
City website: http://www.kingcity.com

Soledad Fire Department
P.O. Box 156, Soledad, CA 93960
(831) 678-2054

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NAPA COUNTY

American Canyon Fire Protection District
225 James Road, American Canyon, CA 94503
(707) 642-2747

Calistoga Fire Department
1232 Washington Street, Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-2822
 http://www.ci.calistoga.ca.us

St. Helena Fire Department
1480 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 94574
(707) 967-2880
http://www.ci.st-helena.ca.us

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SAN BENITO COUNTY

Hollister Fire Department
110 5th Street, Hollister, CA 95023
(831) 636-4325
City website:   http://www.hollister.ca.gov

San Juan Batista Fire Department
P.O. Box 1420, San Juan Batista, CA 95045
(831) 623-4513

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SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY

San Francisco Fire Department
698 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94107-2015
(415) 558-3200
F.D. website:   
http://www.sf-fire.org/


SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY

Clements Rural Fire Protection District
P.O. Box 523, Clements, CA 95227
(209) 759-3371

Collegeville Fire Protection District
13225 S. Mariposa Road, Stockton, CA 95205
(209) 941-2339

Escalon Consolidated Fire Protection District
1749 Coley Avenue, Escalon, CA 95320
(209) 838-7500

Farmington Rural Fire Protection District
P.O. Box 25, Farmington, CA 95230
(209) 886-5321

French Camp - McKinley Rural Fire Protection District
P.O. Box 790, French Camp, CA 95231
(209) 982-0592

Lathrop-Manteca Fire Protection District
800 East J Street, Lathrop, CA 95330
(209) 858-2331

Liberty Rural Fire Protection District
24124 N. Bruella Road, Acampo, CA 95220
(209) 339-1329

Linden-Peters Rural Fire Protection District
17225 East Highway 26, Linden, CA 95236
(209) 887-3710

Manteca Fire Department
290 S. Powers Avenue, Manteca, CA 95336
(209) 239-8435
http://www.ci.manteca.ca.us

Mokelumne Rural Fire Protection District
P.O. Box 1357, Lockeford, CA 95237
(209) 727-0564

Montezuma Fire Protection District
2405 South B Street, Stockton, CA 95206
(209) 464-5234

Ripon Fire Protection District
142 South Stockton Avenue, Ripon, CA 95366
(209) 599-4209
http://www.riponfire.com  

Stockton Fire Department (Auxiliary Firefighters)
425 North El Dorado Street, Stockton, CA 95202
(209) 937-8801
http://www.ci.stockton.ca.us

Tracy Fire Department
432 East 11th Street, Tracy, CA 95376
(209) 831-4700
http://www.ci.tracy.ca.us

Waterloo-Morada Rural Fire Protection District
6925 East Foppiano Lane, Stockton, CA 95212
(209) 931-3107

Woodbridge Fire Protection District
400 East Augusta Street, Woodbridge, CA 95258
(209) 369-1945

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SAN MATEO COUNTY

Colma Fire Protection District (Volunteer Firefighter)
50 Reiner Street, Colma, CA 95014-2552
(650) 755-5666

La Honda Fire Brigade
P.O. Box 97
8945 La Honda Road
La Honda, CA 94020
(650) 747-0381
F.D. website: www.lahondafire.org

Point Montara Fire Protection District
1191 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 726-5213

San Bruno Fire Department
555 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA 94066
(650) 616-7096
F.D. website:  http://sanbruno.ca.gov/fire_main.html
 

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SANTA CLARA COUNTY

Gilroy Fire Department (Paid Call firefighter)
7070 Chestnut Street, Gilroy, CA 95020
(408) 846-0370
http://www.ci.gilroy.ca.us

Milpitas Fire Department (Fire Aide)
777 S. Main Street, Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 586-3365
F.D. website:  http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/government/fire/default.asp   

City website:   http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov

Santa Clara City Fire Department (Volunteer Firefighters)
777 Benton Street, Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 615-4951
http://www.ci.santa-clara.ca.us

Santa Clara County Fire Department (Volunteer Firefighters)
14700 Winchester Blvd., Los Gatos, CA 95032; (408) 378-4010
F.D. website:  www.sccfd.org

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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

Ben Lomond Fire Protection District
P.O. Box 27, Ben Lomand, CA 95005
(831) 336-5495

Boulder Creek Fire Protection District
13230 Central Avenue (Highway 9), Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-7722
F.D. website: http://www.bcfd.com/

Branciforte Fire Protection District
2711 Branciforte Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95065
(831) 423-8856

Central Fire Protection District (Paid Call firefighters)
930 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 479-6842
http://www.centralfpd.com

Felton Fire Protection District
131 Kirby Street, Felton, CA 95018
(831) 335-4422
F.D. website:  http://www.feltonfire.com

Scotts Valley Fire Protection District
7 Erba Lane, Scotts Valley, CA 95066
(831) 438-0211
F.D. website:   http://www.scottsvalleyfire.com

Watsonville Fire Department
115 Second Street, Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-6060
http://www.ci.watsonville.ca.us

 Zayante Fire Protection District
7700 E. Zayante Road, Felton, CA 95018
(831) 335-5100

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SOLANO COUNTY

Benicia Fire Department
150 Military West, Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-4275
http://www.ci.benicia.ca.us

Cordelia Fire Protection District
2155 Cordelia Road, Fairfield, CA 94534
(707) 864-0468
F.D. website: http://www.cordeliafire.com
F.D. email:     cordeliafire@sbcglobal.net

Dixon Fire Department
205 Ford Way, Dixon, CA 95620
(707) 678-7060
http://www.ci.dixon.ca.us

Fairfield Fire Department
1633 Union Avenue, Fairfield, CA 94533
(707) 428-7375
F.D. website: http://www.ci.fairfield.ca.us
City website:  http://www.ci.fairfield.ca.us

Rio Vista Fire Department
350 Main Street, Rio Vista, CA 94571
(707) 372-2233

Suisun City Fire Department
621 Pintail Drive, Suisun City, CA 94585
(707) 425-9133
http://www.suisun.com

Suisun Fire Protection District
445 Jackson Street, Fairfield, CA 94533
(707) 425-3605

Vacaville Fire Protection District
420 Vine Street, Vacaville, CA 95688
(707) 447-2252
F.D. website:  http://www.vfpd.net

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STANISLAUS COUNTY

Burbank Paradise Fire Protection District
1313 Beverly Drive, Modesto, CA 95351
(209) 523-1129

Ceres Department of Public Safety
2727 3rd Street, Ceres, CA 95307
(209) 538-5705
City website:  http://www.ci.ceres.ca.us

Denair Fire Protection District
P.O. Box 262, Denair, CA 95316
(209) 632-5032

Hughson Fire Protection District
P.O. Box 37, Hughson, CA 95326
(209) 883-2863

Keyes Fire Protection District
P.O. Box 577, Keyes, CA 95328
(209) 634-7690

Mountain View Fire Protection District
9633 Crows Landing Road, Crows Landing, CA 95313
(209) 634-4766

Newman Volunteer Fire Department
1162 N Street, Newman, CA 95360
(209) 862-2740

Oakdale City Fire Department
325 East G Street, Oakdale, CA 95361
(209) 847-5904

Oakdale Rural Fire Protection District
1398 East F Street, Oakdale, CA 95361
(209) 847-6898

Patterson Fire Department
P.O. Box 565, Patterson, CA 95363
(209) 892-5621

Salida Fire Protection District
P.O. Box 1335, Salida, CA 95368
(209) 545-0365

Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District
3705 Oakdale Road, Modesto, CA 95357
(209) 552-3700

Turlock City Fire & Emergency Services
156 South Broadway, #250, Turlock, CA 95380
(209) 668-5580
http://www.cityofturlock.org

 Turlock Rural Fire Protection District
690 West Canal Drive, Turlock, CA 95380
(209) 632-3953

West Stanislaus Fire Protection District
P.O. Box 565, Patterson, CA 95363
(209) 892-5621

Westport Fire Protection District
5160 South Carpenter Road, Modesto, CA 95358
(209) 537-1391

Woodland Avenue Fire Protection District
3300 Woodland Avenue, Modesto, CA 95358
(209) 524-4239

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NOTE:       

If you come across any of the above information that is inaccurate, please let me know what the correct information is so that I can place it on the website.  You can email me at sprziborowski@chabotcollege.edu

Also, if you know of any other volunteer or reserve firefighter type programs that are being offered by departments not listed above, please let me know so I can also put it on the website.  Your assistance is appreciated!

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FIRE / EMS AGENCIES WITH FIRE EXPLORER POSTS:

American Medical Response
Hayward Fire Department
 


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