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Volunteers and Explorers

Fire Volunteers

Volunteers provide a broad source of expertise and talent for City programs.

The City of Moreno Valley relies on volunteers to help provide community services and programs that the City could not otherwise afford to offer its citizens.

Volunteering can provide valuable job experience, keep your skills sharp, or just make you feel great. And it always helps the community!


To begin the process, complete a volunteer application.

MV Volunteer Site

Becoming a Volunteer

The first step is to complete a Volunteer Application form and turn it in to the Office of Emergency Management and Volunteer Services.  Your application will be reviewed and and assigned a possible department. 

Moreno Valley has two Fire volunteer organizations

  • Fire Explorer Program

    The Moreno Valley Fire Explorer Program is a program for career exploration through Learning for Life. Young men and women between the ages of 14 and 20 can obtain first-hand knowledge about a career in the fire service

    The purpose of this program is to provide hands-on experience to participants while making learning fun. Fire Explorers receive training like professional firefighters including:

    • Basic fire chemistry
    • Ladder operations
    • Medical & CPR training
    • Hazardous materials
    • Auto extrication

    Long-term benefits of the Fire Explorer Program include:

    • Learn teamwork and leadership skills
    • Receive high school credits
    • Competitive activities
    • Challenging hands-on experiences
    • Fun and Friendship

    Minimum Requirements

    • Between 14 and 20 years old
    • Completion of the 8th grade
    • 2.0 or better grade point average

    How to Apply

    If your application is accepted, you'll schedule:

    • Personal Interview
    • Physical Exam (your doctor)
    • Physical Agility Test

    For questions regarding the application process, please contact Riverside County Fire’s Volunteer Page.

    The Moreno Valley Fire Department has one Fire Explorer Post:

    East Moreno Valley Fire Explorer Post #958
    Moreno Fire Station 58
    28040 Eucalyptus Avenue
    Phone: 951.924.6860.


  • Volunteer Reserve Firefighters

    Moreno Valley Volunteer Reserve Firefighters assist the Moreno Valley Fire Department in firefighting activities and the provision of Emergency Medical Services (EMS). They respond to alarms as members of fire crews to protect life and property using various fire apparatus, equipment, tools, and devices, while ensuring their proper use and maintenance. Volunteer Reserve Firefighters are trained as Emergency Medical Technicians, First Responders or Emergency Medical Responders (EMR). They administer varying degrees of emergency medical aid to injured people under extreme conditions involving trauma, illness, and personal tragedy.

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Must be a high school graduate or have passed the GED Requirements at time of appointment
    • Be able to read and write English at a level required for successful job performance
    • Be at least 18 years of age

    Desirable Optional Credentials:

    • Graduation from a Community College
    • Basic Training Academy. Previous experience as a volunteer or reserve firefighter
    • California State Firefighter 1
    • Possession of a current EMT-B National Registry Certificate
    • Retired/former fire service professionals

    How to Apply
    Applications may be obtained at as positions are open and available. All required documentation must be submitted with the application including a resume. 

If you are specifically interested in being a volunteer with the Police Department, an Explorer Scout for the Police Department, or a Reserve Firefighter for Riverside County, please visit these web sites: