Teenagers can Volunteer too!

Are you between the ages of 14 and 18 and/or in high school? You could be working as a Westport Emergency Medical Services Volunteer! Any questions? Contact our Senior Advisor and Paramedic Kevin Doherty at kdoherty@westportct.gov

Westport Emergency Medical Service’s Youth Corps gives young adults the opportunity to learn, first hand, about the emergency medical services. This goal is accomplished through educational classes, hands-on work, and experiencing increasingly levels of responsibility.

Additional goals of the Youth Corps include promoting self-reliance as well as personal responsibility and accomplishment. In achieving this, emphasis is placed upon education and clinical training, character development, team work, civic citizenship, and mental and physical fitness.

The Westport Emergency Medical Service Youth Corps works within the framework of Westport EMS, allowing Youth Corps members to work alongside regular EMT’s during training and patient treatment. It is intended that the Youth Corps members get a complete view of the workings of the emergency medical service. Youth Corps members will intern under the close supervision of WEMS Crew Chiefs and Youth Corps advisors. Advisors, who are all members of WEMS, oversee the operation of the Corps and provide leadership for its members.

Upon successful certification, Youth Corps members are volunteering members of Westport Volunteer EMS!

Youth Corps members can expect to participate in many different activities:

  • Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Training
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Training
  • Working on ambulances for regular shifts and special events  (upon successful completion of EMR and/or EMT training and certification by  the State of Connecticut Dept. of Health)