How long does the recruitment process take for volunteers?

Once your application is submitted, you should receive a response from us in less than 72 hours. We will provide you with instructions on how to complete your drug and background tests, as well as immediately forward your application to the station of your preference. It is up to the applicant to complete testing, but the Department covers the cost of the necessary tests. Drug screenings typically come back in a few days and background checks can take a few weeks. If you have completed your tests but are awaiting results, no worries! Each station has someone from their membership team who will contact you so you can be involved in the meantime.

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1. Do I need prior experience to volunteer or pursue a career with Botetourt Fire & EMS?
2. What kind of training will I need?
3. What qualifications do I need to meet?
4. How long does the recruitment process take for volunteers?
5. What are the volunteer options?
6. Are there ways I can help my local station without becoming a first responder?
7. How much time will I need to spend as a volunteer?
8. What does it cost to volunteer?
9. What are the expectations for my 1st year as a volunteer?