How to volunteer

Want to volunteer for Fire and Emergency New Zealand? We're excited to have you on board!

Before you can join us, however, you need to meet with the Officer in charge at your local Brigade or Fire Force.

This is an essential part of the process, as the Officer will determine whether you are a good fit for their team. They will assess your capacity and willingness to achieve the competencies and attributes required of a team member. 

Application Process:

The volunteer recruitment pathway differs slightly depending on whether you are joining an urban Brigade or rural Fire Force.

Urban Volunteers need to complete

  • Security screening
  • Medical screening

Rural Volunteers

  • Security screening
  • Medical screening if required by your region
  • Fitness test if required by your region


Once screening is complete, you can then apply to join the Brigade.

If you're ready to apply, use our 'find a station' tool to find your local contact and get in touch.