Volunteer FAQ

Volunteer FAQ


How much prior experience or training do I need to volunteer?

No previous experience or training is necessary to become a Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance and Rescue Squad volunteer. Our organization counts on men and women of all ages and backgrounds to join together and respond to emergencies. In many cases, these individuals didn’t have any medical training before joining our team, but have since received free training in order to handle all sorts of emergencies.

What kind of training do you offer and what areas of rescue do you engage in?

Ambulance crews must complete training as Emergency Medical Technicians (NJ and/or PA), and are required to be certified in professional cardio-pulmonary resuscitation for Healthcare Providers.  In addition, members are trained in the latest techniques for medical emergencies under the supervision of the Squad’s medical director. Specialized teams also provide technical (rope) rescue and water rescue operations. The Squad has a K-9 Search Unit capable of performing wilderness and disaster searches with certified K-9 teams.

Are there other benefits to volunteering?
In addition to the satisfaction and pride that comes from helping others, LNHARS volunteers learn emergency response and leadership skills that for some can lead to public safety careers. Many also find volunteering fulfills a civic desire to be more involved in our community. Being an ambulance and rescue squad volunteer is challenging, exciting and rewarding.

Can I volunteer without assisting in medical or rescue emergencies?
Yes! If 9-1-1 emergency response is not for you, we have needs for people with skills in the areas of accounting, recruiting, business management, event planning, design, education and more. Call us today at 609-397-0945 to talk with us about your skill set.

In addition, The Ladies and Gentlemen of our Auxiliary provide support services to our squad and run the Banquet Hall to help with fundraising. Call Sandy Eldridge for more information at 609-397-8112.  

I’m not 18 yet. How can I help?
Become a member of our Youth Squad! Many of our current members began their volunteer careers as Youth Squad members, which can be between the ages of 12-18. The Youth Squad Division introduces young members of the community to Emergency Medical Services. Members are trained in CPR and first aid, and act as responders with our ambulance crews. Members are required to attend weekly meetings and Squad Drills. Certified members age 16 and over can respond to 911 emergencies with our ambulance crews. 

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Our Family wants to Thank You for all the valuable Service that you provide to our community.

— – Lambertville Resident