New Year’s resolutions can be tricky. Whether it’s pledging to lose weight, make more money or find love, to name a few, most people focus on ways they can make their own lives better. But soon they realize these resolutions are hard to keep and they give up.

This year, before you throw in the towel on making a change in 2018, think about making a commitment that will not only improve your life, but also help save the lives of your neighbors, friends and family too. And it’s easy to do. 

Join the ordinary men and women who volunteer at the Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance and Rescue Squad. They do extraordinary things every day. And this year, you could be just like them.

To make a real life-changing, and life-saving resolution, follow these three easy steps:

1. Consider Your Skill Set and Interests.

  • Do you thrive on adrenaline, yet keep your calm in intense situations? Do you have, or want to learn, medical or first aid skills? You could be an EMT! We’ll teach you the skills needed to save lives!
  • Do you and your dog have a special bond? Become part of our K-9 unit! Our handlers and dogs are certified in all aspects of K-9 Search and Rescue including, wilderness search, water recovery, human remains (cadaver) search, and collapsed structure search. You and man’s best friend will do extraordinary things together!  
  • Do you have experience piloting different types of boats and related equipment? Do you want to help out during a dangerous flood or river rescue? Join the marine services unit and save lives on the water.
  • Are you between the ages of 12-18 years old and want to learn CPR and other first aid skills from trained professionals? Do you think you have what it takes to assist first responders during an emergency situation? You could join the youth squad! 

2. Determine how much time you can commit.

Whether you can respond whenever someone needs help, have just a few hours each month to spare, or something in-between, there’s a volunteer role for you. The Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance & Rescue Squad can help you determine how to fit volunteering into your busy schedule.

3. Visit

There’s much more information about how YOU can become a volunteer. Click on the website’s JOIN OUR TEAM tab and learn more about the ways you can help including answers to frequently asked questions. Then you can fill out a simple form and a current volunteer or staff member will quickly be in touch. 

“Volunteering is a fantastic way to give back to your community, but it will also do so much for you personally,” said Chief Harry Heller III. “Resolve to make a difference by joining our crew.”

“There’s no better time to get a fresh start on helping your community,” said President Don Huggins. “By volunteering your time, you’re not only helping others, you’re also helping yourself. The need is great and so is the feeling of saving lives.”

2018 has only just begun. It’s not too late to make a resolution you’ll actually want to keep.  Pledge to help the community you love. Visit today!