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From time to time, the City of Terrace offers volunteer opportunities for the public. Browse the current opportunities below to learn more about what's available.


Current Opportunities

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Paid on Call Firefighters

Are you passionate about serving your community, ensuring the safety of your neighbours, and making a positive impact in emergency situations?

The City of Terrace Fire Department is recruiting Paid on Call Firefighters. This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to your community and gain valuable training and experience. Paid on Call Firefighters are extensively trained according to NFPA Standards. Paid on Call Firefighters complement the Career Firefighters in response to fires, rescues, medical and other emergencies.  

Paid on Call Firefighters are expected to attend Tuesday evening practice sessions, as well as occasional weekend practices. They are also expected to respond to emergency calls promptly and efficiently and collaborate with fellow firefighters.

If you are interested in becoming a Paid on Call Firefighter, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be at least 19 years of age
  • High school graduation
  • Normal vision subject to firefighter eye and vision standards
  • Criminal record check
  • Possess a valid class 5 BC Driver’s Licence
  • Be able to meet the Fire Department’s physical agility requirements
  • Be able to obtain a medical examination certificate proving you are fit to participate in firefighting activities
  • Ability to work in high-stress situations and make quick, informed decisions
  • Strong teamwork, communication, and problem solving skills
  • Commitment to attend regular training sessions and meetings

The benefit of becoming a Paid on Call Firefighter you will gain valuable training and hands-on experience in emergency response, opportunity to make a difference in your community, and networking and skill-building within a dynamic team environment.

At the City of Terrace, we are committed to creating a workplace that is welcoming and inclusive for all. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals who self-identify as belonging to underrepresented and historically marginalized groups, including but not limited to: Indigenous peoples, people of colour, women, LGBTQ25+ individuals, people with disabilities, and newcomers to Canada.  

If you are interested in joining our team, please forward a cover letter, resume, and completed Paid on Call Firefighter Application referencing Posting #6 to:

City of Terrace

3215 Eby Street

Terrace, BC  V8G 2X8

Attention: Terri Williamson, Human Resources Manager


Email: hr@terrace.ca

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Questions about volunteering? Check out the FAQ here under "Join Our Team."