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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: Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire

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

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 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 in our offices or 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 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 Schools Speaker

    Are you confident in public speaking in schools and able to engage young people?

We have created an exciting new club for children and young people called #TheCrew which encourages members to become ambassadors of the charity, learn new skills and have access to special events.

                      

We are looking for confident speakers preferably with experience of working with children and young people, to attend schools and/or groups to raise awareness of this amazing club and encourage children and young people to get involved

In this role you could be involved in:

  • Visiting schools to talk to children about #TheCrew, present at school assemblies and engage them to sign up
  • Being an ambassador for The Children’s Air Ambulance to raise awareness in your local area
  • Making connections locally with schools and groups to arrange talks

This role is completely flexible however we anticipate that you will be required mostly in the mornings (to coincide with school assemblies) and early evenings.  We are ideally looking for volunteers who are able to commit to regular engagement with us.

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.

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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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

Office Volunteer

We are looking for office volunteers to join our team.

Based in our Rugby Head Office - Blue Skies House, Butlers Leap, Rugby CV21 3RQ

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The Youth Development Team is responsible for delivering a number of schemes to engage children and young people with the work of The Air Ambulance Service and meet objectives of income generation and public awareness. The team are responsible for developing new, and building on existing, relationships with schools and other education focussed organisations as well as the delivery and the recruitment of new members to our children’s club, #TheCrew.

You could get involved in:

  • Liaising with supporters to organise logistics around visits.
  • Telephone calls to make appointments.
  • Making up fundraising packs.
  • Assisting with research.
  • Helping to send membership packs out.
  • Updating our database and other general administration tasks.

What you will need:

  • Enthusiasm and passion for our work
  • Strong organisational and communication skills
  • Confidence and skills in working on a computer- particularly Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • The ability to commit to at least half a day once a week or more.

Our office is open Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm so we can accommodate any hours you are able to volunteer within these times. However, mornings would be preferable.

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

 

Volunteer Schools Speaker

  

Are you a confident public speaker and able to engage young people? Do you live in the Northamptonshire and Leicestershire area?

The Youth Development Team is responsible for delivering a number of schemes to engage children and young people with the work of The Air Ambulance Service and meet objectives of income generation and public awareness. The team are responsible for developing new, and building on existing, relationships with schools and other education focussed organisations as well as the delivery and the recruitment of new members to our children’s club, #TheCrew.

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We are looking for confident speakers , to attend 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.

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.

Reasonable travel expenses will be covered.

 

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