Volunteer with GRVAS

The Glen Ridge Volunteer Ambulance Squad is an entirely volunteer organization. Our members provide pre-hospital emergency medical care and transport for the town of Glen Ridge and our neighboring communities. This service is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're always looking for volunteers to join the squad. 

When an individual becomes a member of the squad, the GRVAS takes responsibility for providing the uniform, equipment and all the training required to be an active responder. Although most of our members are state or nationally certified EMTs, others are CPR trained certified emergency vehicle operators.

We're also looking for volunteer drivers for our ambulatory patient transports.

Each active riding member rides 12 hours each week and 36 weekend hours per quarter Shifts are divided between daytime and nighttime hours. Each shift, whether it is daytime or nighttime, is staffed by three members. All of the members quickly subsitute and cover for each other in the event of scheduling confilicts. Members who are Glen Ridge residents typically respond from home.  Glen Ridge high school members respond from school for day shifts. Squad members are welcome from other towns but must be able to get to headquarters within four minutes. GRVAS does not have sleeping quarters.

If you're interested in finding out more about becoming a member of the GRVAS, please contact us.