Department of Community Services

Volunteerism and Employment

Hundreds of volunteers and employees provide emergency services in Yukon. Protective Services contributes equipment, training and infrastructure; communities provide the people who keep us safe.


Volunteerism is an important way to contribute to the health and safety of your community. It’s also a great way to build your resume and get experience that could lead to a career. Volunteering could even put some money in your pocket— Emergency Medical Services and the Yukon Fire Service pay an honorarium.

Click to explore the team that’s right for you. 

Career exploration
Opportunities to explore the fire service are available through a number of programs.

Fire Explorer program: for youth 16-18 years old who want to join in the local volunteer fire department.
Permission form

Ember Fire Academy: an intensive one-week program for Yukon women interested in pursuing a career in the fire service.
View the Ember website.


Employment opportunities are posted in the Yukon government Career Centre

Wildland Fire Management hires seasonal initial attack crews and other positions.
More information here.

Emergency Medical Services employs primary care paramedics and higher levels in Whitehorse, Watson Lake and Dawson City. Medevac crews, based in Whitehorse, employ critical care paramedics and advanced care paramedics.