“Being part of CVAC has given me the chance to work with great people, to learn skills that help me feel better prepared for a medical emergency with a family member, friend, neighbor, or anyone. It has helped enhance my management skills, too. When you show up at a scene, you’re working with a range of people from police officers to fire department personnel to paramedics to your own crew. You have to quickly assess the situation, develop a plan of action, communicate this to your team, and then execute quickly, efficiently, and safely as a team. If you’re looking for a great way to contribute to our community, to build some new skills, and to be part of a terrific team, I’d encourage you to join CVAC today.” - Warren Hart, CVAC volunteer.

Volunteer Facts

CVAC volunteers are your neighbors – teachers, lawyers, parents, grandparents, and entrepreneurs. You can become one too:

  • No experience or background in emergency care is necessary or required
  • All training is free and provided by CVAC
  • Flexible hours – we work around your schedule
  • Flexible location – you can be on call from your home or anywhere within a few minutes from town

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Aider – We train in CPR and First Aid
  • Driver – Must finish 10 hrs of additional driving training and must be over 21
  • EMT – Must complete and pass a NY State course and exam given by an outside school

All new volunteers are assigned a mentor who will guide you through the process of joining and provide on-going support and advice.