Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad – Because Life Happens

We are neighbors saving neighbors.

Life happens. And in Virginia Beach, volunteers trained in life-saving skills are all around you when it does.
For 70 years, you've been coming to our rescue so we can come to yours. Please continue supporting us!

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Thanks to you,

VBVRS volunteer members have the opportunity to donate more than 83,000 hours of community service this year.

Thanks to you,

Residents of Virginia Beach can count on free pre-hospital emergency medical care.

Thanks to you,

Responses by VBVRS ambulances were made in 2021 at all times of the day and night.

Squad Stories: Volunteer Daniella Pizarro

Support The Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad.

Every dollar counts.

You can be the difference that allows us to have the life-saving equipment and supplies we need to answer every cry for help.


Honor someone you know.

Did you know that you can honor someone when you give us a donation?



Learn CPR. Absolutely free.

Did you know that 70% of all sudden cardiac arrests take place in the home? Now you know. Come learn what to do.


Join us. We need you.

Help us help others. And see what a difference it makes in your own life. Start the process by filling out the online application.



You like us. You really like us.

Share how a VBVRS crew rescued you! Tell us your story and we’ll tell you ours, keeping you up to date with all that our crews are doing.



Thinking about joining?

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Ride with us. See what it’s like.

If you want to experience what a day in the life of a VBVRS volunteer is like, sign up as an observer. It’s the real deal.

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Free training. That’s right, free.

Learn a new skill, be a hero, give back to your community, or launch a new career. Whatever your reason, EMS training is free.

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Questions? We have answers.

Here’s a list of the questions we hear most. If you don’t see what you need here, please let us know.

My mother talks so warmly about the care you gave her in her time of need. Keep on sharing your gift; it does not go unnoticed.

- A grateful patient's daughter

Here are some easy ways to support us.

Kroger Community Rewards

Link your Kroger Plus card to VBVRS and every time you shop you’ll be making a donation to VBVRS. It’s easy.

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Goodshop & Goodsearch

Using the search engine GoodSearch or shopping for well-known brands through GoodShop will bring us much-needed donations without costing you a penny.

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