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*Community Fundraising- Warwickshire, Birmingham, Worcester, Herefordshire & Shropshire

Community Fundraising Team Information

We are looking for volunteers to join our Community Fundraising Team to support in all areas including bucket collections, Supporting Events, Fundraising, Schools and General public speaking, tin co-ordinator/collector and being our Mascot.

Our Region Covers: Warwickshire, Birmingham, Worcester, Herefordshire and Shropshire.

This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of a great team, meet new people and gain new skills. 
Volunteering is very flexible, you can either commit to set hours each week/month or join us on a more flexible basis. Any time you can give helps us to fund our lifesaving missions. 

In return we will give you all the training you need to be successful in the role, support from management, and the opportunity to gain experience working for a national charity.
To find out more please look at the different volunteer roles below or contact us at volunteering@theairambulanceservice.org.uk

*We now require all Volunteers to complete a basic DBS check and provide two references, you will be contacted regarding these as part of the application process.

Volunteer Opportunities

Fundraising Group

The Air Ambulance Service are looking to create a fundraising group and are seeking volunteers to join.

Our fundraising groups form a vital network of volunteers across the country, being part of a group is a way to meet new people, make great friends and get involved in your local community, all whilst helping to keep our helicopters flying. 

                                             

We also rely on our fundraising groups to help organise fundraising events and activities within their local community, our groups act as ambassadors, helping to spread the word about the work of the Children’s Air Ambulance and encouraging and supporting local people, clubs and organisations to fundraise for us too.

Groups normally meet once a month and support in whatever way best suits their interests and skills to organise and support fundraising activities in their local community.

They do this by:

  • Planning and organising fundraising events to take place across the year
  • Meeting regularly as a group to reflect on events held and discuss future activities
  • Developing relationships and representing the Children’s Air Ambulance in their local communities, including attending events
  • Supporting the charities campaigns such as Wills Week, Superhero Month and Bring a £ day.
  • Working alongside and support of a Fundraising Manager to identify opportunities

Volunteer Fundraising Researcher

   Do you have great research and communication skills?

   We have a fantastic new volunteer role supporting our fundraising team to maximise our              fundraising opportunities.

This role is very flexible, it can be carried out from home to fit around your commitments. We can tailor the opportunity to your own interests but some of the things you could be involved in are:

  • Mapping out our key areas to identify businesses and groups for our fundraisers to approach
  • Identifying potential new supporters
  • Setting up meetings or talks for fundraisers to meet new community groups
  • Research Charity of the Year partnerships and keep up to date on when they will renew.
  • Using your local knowledge to find new opportunities for our fundraising team to explore
  • Building a list of potential supporting groups and organisations split by area and on local and national levels

Ideally you will have strong organisational skills and be able to use a computer to carry out research. We will provide you with all of the information you will need about the charity to be able to make approaches.

Volunteering with us is very flexible, you can either commit to set hours each week or join us on a more flexible basis. Any time you can give helps us to fund our lifesaving missions.

 

Volunteer Bucket Collector

    Do you enjoy being part of your local community, are you looking for a flexible                               volunteering opportunity, do you want to meet new people and make difference?

                             

We need your help to raise awareness and increase income for The Air Ambulance Service by taking part in our planned bucket collections and shakes and also help us to book in more regular collections local to you.

In this role you could be involved in:

  • Supporting the fundraising team by joining us at our planned bucket collections at large events such as firework nights
  • Approaching local business such as supermarkets to arrange and coordinate bucket collections
  • Counting the money raised at out bucket collections

This role is very flexible, any time you can give helps us to fund our lifesaving missions. As the charity will invest time in processing your application and providing you with training to carry out your role, we ask that you commit to a minimum of two collections per year.

 

 

Volunteer Event Supporter

   Are looking for a flexible volunteering role, are you able to commit to volunteering for at least 10 hours per year, do you want to meet new people and make a difference?

                                        

We are expanding rapidly, and we need your help to raise awareness and increase income for The Air Ambulance Service and the Children’s Air Ambulance by supporting our large events and events local to you while representing the Charity.

As an event support volunteer some of the things you would be involved in are:

  • Setting up and clearing down the event
  • Welcoming and talking to members of the public
  • Assisting with the smooth running of our events
  • Cheering on our supporters
  • Helping with promotion of events

Our events vary massively from local fetes and quiz nights to marathons and outdoor cinemas. Hopefully there will be something to interest everyone!

We will communicate all planned events to you regularly so that you can plan ahead and let us know which events you are able to support.

This role is very flexible, you can sign up to support our events on an ad hoc basis when it is most convenient for you. As the charity will invest time in processing your application and providing you with training to carry out your role, we ask that you commit to a minimum of two events per year.

Volunteer Fundraiser

  Do you enjoy being part of your local community, are you looking for a flexible volunteering opportunity, do you want to meet new people and make a difference?

                                       

We have big plans to grow our charity and we need your help to raise awareness and increase income for The Air Ambulance Service and the Children’s Air Ambulance by supporting the fundraising team in your local community.

As a volunteer fundraiser you could help us by supporting the fundraising team and participating in local events representing the Charity.

In this role you could be involved in:

  • Organising events to raise money and awareness in your area
  • Running fundraising stalls at local events to represent the charity
  • Participating in collections
  • Collecting and delivering collateral and merchandise to supporters

This role is very flexible, any time you can give helps us to fund our lifesaving missions. As the charity will invest time in processing your application and providing you with training to carry out your role, we ask that you commit to a minimum of 6 hours per month.

 

 

Volunteer Mascot

 At the Children’s Air Ambulance, we run a special fundraising club for Children and young people called #thecrew

   Do you want a flexible volunteering role? Then this could be just for you!

                               

 Blade is our mascot and was designed by one of our #TheCrew members.

Blade’s diary is filling up fast so we are now looking for a number of volunteers who would be able to wear the costume at events when promoting the Children’s Air Ambulance across the country!

 You don’t need any previous experience but just to be enthusiastic and enjoy attending events. The costume is quite heavy so you would need to be reasonably strong and able to stand for a length of time. The costume will fit up to an adult size 14/16. When attending events, you would never be alone, we would ensure you are accompanied by other staff or volunteers, and you would have regular breaks from the costume

 

 

Volunteer Speaker

    Are you confident in public speaking and looking for a new challenge?

We need your help to raise awareness and spread the word about the work of your local Air Ambulance Service whist representing the charity in your local area.

In this role you could be involved in:

  • Promoting the work of The Air Ambulance Service by giving talks and presentations to a range of audiences including local community groups and schools
  • Approaching companies, groups and supporters in your local area to make connections to set up speaking engagements
  • Attending local events and cheque presentations on behalf of the charity to officially thank our supporters.

Previous experience of presenting would be great but as long as you are confident speaking in front of a group then don’t worry, you’ll be provided with all the training and tools you need.

This role is very flexible, any time you can give helps us to fund our lifesaving missions. As the charity will invest time in processing your application and providing you with training to carry out your role, we ask that you commit to a minimum of 4 talks per year.

 

 

Volunteer Tin Collection Co-ordinator

    Do you enjoy being part of your local community, are you looking for a flexible                              volunteering opportunity, do you want to meet new people and make a difference?

                             

We need your help to raise awareness and increase income for The Air Ambulance Service by placing collection tins and coordinating the collection of these in your local area.

In this role you may be involved in:

  •  Placing and servicing collection tins
  • Approaching local companies, groups and supporters to have a tin
  • Working with local business to coordinate the collection of tins when full
  • Communicating with our fundraising team to manage the distribution of tins

This role is very flexible, any time you can give helps us to fund our lifesaving missions. As the charity will invest time in processing your application and providing you with training to carry out your role, we ask that you commit to a minimum of 2 hours per month.

 

 

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Atherstone Shop

Store Information

 

We are looking for volunteers to join the team in our Atherstone shop to support in all areas including: generating stock, merchandising, processing donations, raising awareness locally, assisting on the shop floor or supporting behind the scenes with social media and online sales. 

The store is located at: 52, Long Street, Atherstone. CV9 1AU

The opening hours are: Monday- Saturday 9am-5pm Sunday 10am-4pm

This is a great opportunity to become part of a great team, meet new people and gain retail skills. 

Volunteering in our shops is very flexible, you can either commit to set hours each week or join us on a more flexible basis. Any time you can give helps us to fund our lifesaving missions.

In return we will give you all the training you need to be successful in the role, support from store management, a staff discount of 25% and the opportunity to gain experience working for a national charity.

To find out more please take a look at the different volunteer roles below or contact us at volunteering@theairambulanceservice.org.uk

*We now require all Volunteers to complete a basic DBS check and provide two references, you will be contacted regarding these as part of the application process.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Social Media Assistant

Do you keep up with the latest trends and know how to engage people online?

You could be the ideal person to help us raise brand awareness and make the best use of our shop social media accounts

Our Atherstone shop needs your help! We are located 52 Long Street, Atherstone, Warwickshire, CV9 1AU

As a Social Media Assistant you could help us by:

  • Keeping our shop Facebook pages active and interesting by coming up with new content
  • Sharing stories and photos on social media within our brand guidelines
  • Coming up with ideas to help us grow our social media presence on different platforms to raise awareness of the charity and the fantastic work we do
  • Working with our Online Trading team to sell key items through Facebook Marketplace and taking photos of these items for sale

Volunteering in our shops is very flexible, you can either commit to set hours each week or join us on a more flexible basis. Any time you can give helps us to fund our lifesaving missions. The shop is open Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm.

In return we’ll give you all the training you need to be successful in the role, support from store management, a staff discount of 25% and the opportunity to gain experience working for a national charity.

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Rugby Shop

Store Information

We are looking for volunteers to join the team in our  Rugby shop to support in all areas including: generating stock, merchandising, processing donations, raising awareness locally, assisting on the shop floor or supporting behind the scenes with social media and online sales. 

The store is located at: 37, High Street, Rugby CV21 3BW
The opening hours are: Monday- Saturday 9am-5pm

This is a great opportunity to become part of a great team, meet new people and gain retail skills. 
Volunteering in our shops is very flexible, you can either commit to set hours each week or join us on a more flexible basis. Any time you can give helps us to fund our lifesaving missions. 

In return we will give you all the training you need to be successful in the role, support from store management, a staff discount of 25% and the opportunity to gain experience working for a national charity.
To find out more please take a look at the different volunteer roles below or contact us at volunteering@theairambulanceservice.org.uk

*We now require all Volunteers to complete a basic DBS check and provide two references, you will be contacted regarding these as part of the application process.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Shop Floor Assistant

As a Volunteer Shop Floor Assistant, you would be the front face of the charity interacting with the public, so we are always looking for new friendly faces to join us!

Our volunteers are essential in everything we do, last year contributing over 226,000 hours of their time to save lives.

Some of the tasks you could be involved in:

  • Serving customers at the tills
  • Assisting customers on the shop floor
  • Visual merchandising of windows & shop displays
  • Sorting stock
  • Updating our social media posts
  • Promoting Gift Aid

Benefits of volunteering with The Air Ambulance Service:

  • 25% discount on donated goods
  • Training & Development
  • Reasonable travel costs reimbursed
  • Improved mental health & well being
  • Learn new skills & meet new friends
  • Supporting a great cause within your community

No experience necessary as full training will be provided

*We require all volunteers to complete a basic DBS check and provide two references, you will be contacted regarding these as part of the application process.

 

Volunteer Stock Processor

As a Volunteer Stock Processor, you would be a key part of the charity preparing our donated stock ready for sale, if you have a few hours a week to spare come & join us!

Our volunteers are essential in everything we do, last year contributing over 226,000 hours of their time to save lives.

Some of the tasks you could be involved in:

  • Sorting, steaming & tagging stock
  • Visual merchandising of windows & shop displays
  • Updating our social media posts
  • Receiving donations

Benefits of volunteering with The Air Ambulance Service:

  • 25% discount on donated goods
  • Training & Development
  • Reasonable travel costs reimbursed
  • Improved mental health & well being
  • Learn new skills & meet new friends
  • Supporting a great cause within your community

No experience necessary as full training will be provided

*We require all volunteers to complete a basic DBS check and provide two references, you will be contacted regarding these as part of the application process.

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Shipston Upon Stour Shop

Store Information

We are looking for volunteers to join the team in our Shipston upon Stour shop to support in all areas including: generating stock, merchandising, processing donations, raising awareness locally, assisting on the shop floor or supporting behind the scenes with social media and online sales. 

The store is located at: 23, High Street, Shipston upon Stour, CV36 4AJ. 
The opening hours are: Monday- Saturday 9am-5pm

This is a great opportunity to become part of a great team, meet new people and gain retail skills. 
Volunteering in our shops is very flexible, you can either commit to set hours each week or join us on a more flexible basis. Any time you can give helps us to fund our lifesaving missions. 

In return we will give you all the training you need to be successful in the role, support from store management, a staff discount of 25% and the opportunity to gain experience working for a national charity.
To find out more please look at the different volunteer roles below or contact us at volunteering@theairambulanceservice.org.uk

*We now require all Volunteers to complete a basic DBS check and provide two references, you will be contacted regarding these as part of the application process.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Shop Floor Assistant

As a Volunteer Shop Floor Assistant, you would be the front face of the charity interacting with the public, so we are always looking for new friendly faces to join us!

Our volunteers are essential in everything we do, last year contributing over 226,000 hours of their time to save lives.

Some of the tasks you could be involved in:

  • Serving customers at the tills
  • Assisting customers on the shop floor
  • Visual merchandising of windows & shop displays
  • Sorting stock
  • Updating our social media posts
  • Promoting Gift Aid

Benefits of volunteering with The Air Ambulance Service:

  • 25% discount on donated goods
  • Training & Development
  • Reasonable travel costs reimbursed
  • Improved mental health & well being
  • Learn new skills & meet new friends
  • Supporting a great cause within your community

No experience necessary as full training will be provided

*We require all volunteers to complete a basic DBS check and provide two references, you will be contacted regarding these as part of the application process.

 

Volunteer Stock Processor

As a Volunteer Stock Processor, you would be a key part of the charity preparing our donated stock ready for sale, if you have a few hours a week to spare come & join us!

Our volunteers are essential in everything we do, last year contributing over 226,000 hours of their time to save lives.

Some of the tasks you could be involved in:

  • Sorting, steaming & tagging stock
  • Visual merchandising of windows & shop displays
  • Updating our social media posts
  • Receiving donations

Benefits of volunteering with The Air Ambulance Service:

  • 25% discount on donated goods
  • Training & Development
  • Reasonable travel costs reimbursed
  • Improved mental health & well being
  • Learn new skills & meet new friends
  • Supporting a great cause within your community

No experience necessary as full training will be provided

*We require all volunteers to complete a basic DBS check and provide two references, you will be contacted regarding these as part of the application process.

Fill in an application

Stratford Upon Avon Home Shop

Store Information

We are opening our brand-new home store in Stratford upon Avon in November 2022. We are looking for volunteers to join our team to support in all areas including generating stock, merchandising, processing donations, raising awareness locally, assisting on the shop floor, driver's mate or supporting behind the scenes with social media.

The Store is located at: Maybrook Industrial Park, Birmingham Road, Stratford-Upon- Avon CV37 0BT

The opening times for the store are Monday- Saturday 9am-6pm Sunday 10am-4pm

This is a great opportunity to become part of a brand-new team, meet new people and gain retail skills. Volunteering in our shops is very flexible, you can either commit to set hours each week or join us on a more flexible basis. Any time you can give helps us to fund our lifesaving missions.

In return we’ll give you all the training you need to be successful in the role, support from store management, a staff discount of 25% and the opportunity to gain experience working for a national charity.

To find out more please take a look at the different volunteer roles below or contact us at volunteering@theairambulanceservice.org.uk

*We now require all Volunteers to complete a basic DBS check and provide two references, you will be contacted regarding these as part of the application process.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Shop Floor Assistant

As a Volunteer Shop Floor Assistant, you would be the front face of the charity interacting with the public, so we are always looking for new friendly faces to join us!

Our volunteers are essential in everything we do, last year contributing over 226,000 hours of their time to save lives.

Some of the tasks you could be involved in:

  • Serving customers at the tills
  • Assisting customers on the shop floor
  • Visual merchandising of windows & shop displays
  • Sorting stock
  • Updating our social media posts
  • Promoting Gift Aid

Benefits of volunteering with The Air Ambulance Service:

  • 25% discount on donated goods
  • Training & Development
  • Reasonable travel costs reimbursed
  • Improved mental health & well being
  • Learn new skills & meet new friends
  • Supporting a great cause within your community

No experience necessary as full training will be provided

*We require all volunteers to complete a basic DBS check and provide two references, you will be contacted regarding these as part of the application process.

 

Volunteer Social Media Assistant

Do you keep up with the latest trends and know how to engage people online?

You could be the ideal person to help us raise brand awareness and make the best use of our shop social media accounts

As a Social Media Assistant you could help us by:

  • Keeping our shop Facebook pages active and interesting by coming up with new content
  • Sharing stories and photos on social media within our brand guidelines
  • Coming up with ideas to help us grow our social media presence on different platforms to raise awareness of the charity and the fantastic work we do
  • Working with our Online Trading team to sell key items through Facebook Marketplace and taking photos of these items for sale

 

Warehouse Assistant/ Drivers Mate

As a Volunteer Driver mate

You could be involved in the following tasks.

  • Helping the team to remove sold furniture from the shop floor and replace with new stock
  • Assist drivers with furniture deliveries
  • Help with organisation and movement of incoming stock
  • Checking incoming stock

 

Please note- this volunteer role would require heavy lifting

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteer Treasure Hunter

Do you have a keen eye for finding unique things?

Are you able to find a Gem in our donations?

 

We are looking for volunteers to assess our donated stock to maximise the value of our donations to sell in our eBay Shop.

You may already have a good knowledge of antiques & collectables or be able to research our donations.

Are you able to find a gem amongst our donations?

If so, join our volunteer team & help us keep flying & continue to save lives.

 

Volunteer Stock Processor

As a Volunteer Stock Processor, you would be a key part of the charity preparing our donated stock ready for sale, if you have a few hours a week to spare come & join us!

Our volunteers are essential in everything we do, last year contributing over 226,000 hours of their time to save lives.

Some of the tasks you could be involved in:

  • Sorting, steaming & tagging stock
  • Visual merchandising of windows & shop displays
  • Updating our social media posts
  • Receiving donations

Benefits of volunteering with The Air Ambulance Service:

  • 25% discount on donated goods
  • Training & Development
  • Reasonable travel costs reimbursed
  • Improved mental health & well being
  • Learn new skills & meet new friends
  • Supporting a great cause within your community

No experience necessary as full training will be provided

*We require all volunteers to complete a basic DBS check and provide two references, you will be contacted regarding these as part of the application process.

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Volunteer Project Opportunities

Overview

We have Volunteer project opportunities here at The Air Ambulance Service which we are looking for teams of people to help us with. 

We are looking for everyone who wants to get involved to feel engaged, have fun and raise awareness and much needed funds to keep our helicopters flying.

Volunteering is great for team building, creating new friendships, helps with organisational and creative skills.

It helps build confidence and helps learn new skills and is a great addition to your CV.

We do require volunteers to complete a DBS and provide 2 references as part of the onboarding process, you will be contacted regarding this. 

Opportunities

Design Challenge

Do you have a flare for fashion? Have you got experience or do you want to try your hand at upcycling? 

Then this Challenge could just be for you!

We are looking for teams of volunteers to compete to organise a clothing bank in their location whether it is a University or club for people to donate their unwanted clothing.

Within this challenge you would :

  • Use the garments to create other items such as bags and clothing upcycling
  • Hold a fashion show to showcase your items
  • Sell / Auction the items after the show.
  • Donated the remaining items to your local Air Ambulance shop.

All teams will receive an achievement award certificate and the team who raises the most money will also receive a goodie bag. 

A dedicated Air Ambulance staff member will support you with anything you need. 

Volunteering is a great addition to your CV. 

Pub Club Challenge

Do you and your friends enjoy socialising and meeting new people?

 You could do this and also raise vital funds for us!

 

 With Our Pub Club Challenge you would be involved in:

  •  In teams of 2, visit local pubs to encourage landlords to join our Pub Club.
  • Involve your local community to fundraise for The Air Ambulance service.
  • Suggest events and activities that would be good for fundraising ideas
  • The winning team will be the one that signs up the most Pubs!

All teams will receive an achievement award certificate and the winning team will receive goodie bags.

You will be supported by a dedicated Air Ambulance staff member who will provide training and ongoing support and any collateral and materials you may need.

Volunteering is a great addition to your CV!

Fundraising Month Challenge

Are you and your friends good at organising? Do you enjoy meeting people and have great ideas for fundraising?

Then this challenge is for you the skies the limit so be creative!

We are looking for teams of friends to compete over a month period to organise fundraising activities to see who can fundraise the most to raise vital funds to keep our helicopters flying.

You could organise:

  • Bake sales
  • Sponsored events- walks/silences?
  • pub quiz
  • Silent Disco

Check out our A-Z Fundraising ideas!

What ever you choose to do you will be supported by a dedicated Air Ambulance staff member.

All teams will receive a achievement award certificate and the winning team will also receive goodie bags.

Volunteering is a great addition to your CV! 

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Youth Development Team

Youth Development team Information

We are looking for volunteers to join us in our Youth Development team to support in all areas including: supporting at events, being our crew mascot, Schools speaker and office volunteer. 

We will give you a full induction to all aspects of your role and you will have ongoing support from the team.  You will also have the opportunity to develop new skills to build your CV and gain invaluable experience working for a leading charity.

Volunteering is very flexible, you can either commit to set hours each week/ month or join us on a more flexible basis. Any time you can give helps us to fund our lifesaving missions

To find out more please look at the different volunteer roles below or contact us at volunteering@theairambulanceservice.org.uk

*We require all Volunteers to complete a basic DBS check and provide two references, you will be contacted regarding these as part of the application process.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Schools Speaker

  Looking for a new volunteering experience? Join us as a school speaker!

We are looking for volunteers who would like to get involved in attending schools and/or groups to deliver engaging talks to raise awareness of our charity and inspire schools to support us.  Our school assemblies are currently focused in Northamptonshire and Leicestershire however we would also like to hear from people outside of these areas who may be willing to travel and/or visit schools in their own areas.                      

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In this role you may get involved in:

  • Visiting schools to talk to children about the work of The Air Ambulance Service
  • Talk about ways schools can fundraise to support our vital work
  • Build connections locally with schools and groups to arrange further talks and expand our reach.

This role is flexible however most talks will take place during school hours.  Talks usually take around 20 minutes and full training will be given, and equipment provided.  We are ideally looking for volunteers who are able to commit to regular engagement with us by delivering x4 assemblies per month but any commitment would be welcome. 

Having your own means of transport is essential.

Previous experience of presenting would be great but as long as you are confident speaking in front of a group then don’t worry, you’ll be provided with all the training and tools you need. You will also be paired up with a buddy whilst you learn the ropes and become confident to deliver the talks yourself.

Reasonable travel expenses will be covered.

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