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Volunteer #TheCrew Mascot

At the Children’s Air Ambulance we run a special fundraising club for children and young people called #TheCrew. It is an exciting time for #TheCrew as we have recently reached a massive 1000 members and introduced a brand new mascot, Blade who 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.

This role is very flexible, any time you can give helps us to fund our lifesaving missions. In return we'll give you all the information you need to be successful in the role, provide training, support from a key contact staff member and the opportunity to gain experience working with a national charity.

Volunteer #TheCrew Event Supporter

Are you able to commit to volunteering for at least 10 hours per year? Are you looking for the chance to meet new people and make a difference on a flexible basis?

At the Children’s Air Ambulance we run a special fundraising club for Children and young people called #TheCrew. It is an exciting time as we have recently reached a massive 1000 members and introduced a brand new mascot, Blade who 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 support him 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.

 

 

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

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

Our events vary massively from local fetes 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 and 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 #TheCrew 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.

Typically the role could include:

  • 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.

We will give you a full induction to all aspects of the 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.

Volunteer #TheCrew Virtual Speaker

Are you confident in delivering presentations virtually with some spare time to help?

During the pandemic we adapted our fundraising methods and are now making use of new online ways of connecting. We need your help to raise awareness and spread the word about the work of Your Local Air Ambulance and The Children’s Air Ambulance.

Typically the role could include:

  • Promoting the work of The Children’s Air Ambulance by joining virtual school assemblies
  • Approaching companies, groups and supporters in your local area to make connections to set up online speaking engagements
  • Joining local virtual networking events on behalf of the charity
  • You could also now attend in person talks if you would like to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous experience of presenting would be great but as long as you are confident speaking via online platforms such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom 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. As this role is home based you could be based anywhere as long as you have an internet connection!

In return we'll give you all the information you need to be successful in the role, provide training, support from a Community Fundraising Executive in your area and the opportunity to gain experience working for a national charity

#TheCrew Office Volunteer

We are looking for office volunteers to join our #TheCrew team based in our Rugby Head Office - Blue Skies House, Butlers Leap, Rugby CV21 3RQ.

#TheCrew is an exciting club for children and young people, where members can learn new skills, have access to special events and support the vital work of the Children’s Air Ambulance.  We are looking for a volunteer to help us grow our reach and recruit new members.

 

 

You could get involved in:

  • Helping to register new #TheCrew members on our database
  • 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.

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Kings Heath Shop

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Shop Floor Assistant

Are you great at customer service and looking for a new opportunity to gain retail experience, meet new people and help your local community?

Our Kings Heath shop needs your help! We are located at 123 High Street, Kings Heath, B14 7BW.

As a shop floor assistant some of the things you could get involved in are:

  • Supporting us by serving customers at the tills
  • Helping customers who need assistance on the shop floor
  • Talking to customers about the work of our charity to spread the word and raise awareness about the fantastic things we do

As a 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!

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 and Sundays 10am-4pm.

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.

Volunteer Stock Assistant

Do you have an eye for detail and ability to work well as part of a team?

Our Kings Heath shop needs your help! We are located at 123 High Street, Kings Heath, B14 7BW.

As a stock assistant some of the things you could get involved in are:

  • Sorting through the many donations coming through our door to pick out the best items for sale
  • Hanging and steaming clothes so that they look as attractive as possible to customers
  • Pricing items ready to go on to the shop floor

 

If you are happy to get involved with the team and help us to process our donations then you are exactly the person we need to join us!

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 and Sundays 10am-4pm.

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.

Volunteer Visual Merchandiser

Do you have creative flair, an interest in retail and an eye for detail?

Our Kings Heath shop needs your help! We are located at 123 High Street, Kings Heath, B14 7BW.

 

As a visual merchandiser some of the things you could get involved in are:

  • Creating inspiring window displays to encourage more customers
  • Working within our brand guidelines but also with your own creativity to make our shop floor look as attractive as possible
  • Coming up with creative ways to present our stock seasonally and for specific charity campaigns

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 and Sundays 10am-4pm.

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.

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 Kings Heath shop needs your help! We are located at 123 High Street, Kings Heath, B14 7BW

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 and Sundays 10am-4pm.

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.

Volunteer Online Trading Assistant

We are looking for new volunteers to support our Online Trading team from our Kings Heath shop. If you have an eye for detail and are looking for the chance to get involved in a unique area of our charity then this could be the opportunity for you.

Our shop address is 123 High Street, Kings Heath, B14 7BW.

You would be getting involved in:

  • Sorting through donated stock and picking out items to sell online
  • Assisting the Online Trading team by sending stock to our Head Offices
  • Helping the Online Team to list items for sale on Ebay and Amazon
  • In some cases using the shop Facebook pages to sell products

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 and Sundays 10am-4pm.

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.

Volunteer Stock Generator

Are you looking for a new way to use your local knowledge and connections for a good cause?

Our Kings Heath shop needs your help! We are located at 123 High Street, Kings Heath, B14 7BW

As a Volunteer Stock Generator you would be able to help us by:

  • Engaging with individuals and businesses to help generate more stock for the shop for example by organising bag collections
  • Identifying stock we are in most need of and finding creative ways to source this
  • Talking to customers about donating stock in the future
  • Promoting donation of stock in the local area.

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 Friday 9am-5pm and Sundays 10am-4pm.

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.

Volunteer Department Specialist

Do you have a keen interest in retail and a particular department that you would like to specialise in?

Our Kings Heath shop needs your help! We are located at 123 High Street, Kings Heath, B14 7BW.

As a Volunteer Department Specialist you could play an important role in the running of the shop by:

  • Taking responsibility for a set department within the shop for example books, media, children’s, jewellery or clothing. If you have a specific interest then this is a great way to utilise it as a volunteer.
  • Engaging with customers by talking to them about the stock in your area
  • Using your creativity and eye for detail to ensure the department looks as appealing as possible to customers.

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 and Sundays 10am-4pm.

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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Solihull Shop

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Shop Floor Assistant

Are you great at customer service and looking for a new opportunity to gain retail experience, meet new people and help your local community?

Our Solihull shop needs your help! We are located at 11 Station Road, Solihull, B91 3TG

As a shop floor assistant some of the things you could get involved in are:

  • Supporting us by serving customers at the tills
  • Helping customers who need assistance on the shop floor
  • Talking to customers about the work of our charity to spread the word and raise awareness about the fantastic things we do

As a 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!

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 and Sunday 10am-4pm.

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.

Volunteer Stock Sorting Assistant

Do you have an eye for detail and ability to work well as part of a team?

Our Solihull shop needs your help! We are located at 11 Station Road, Solihull, B91 3TG

As a stock assistant some of the things you could get involved in are:

  • Sorting through the many donations coming through our door to pick out the best items for sale
  • Hanging and steaming clothes so that they look as attractive as possible to customers
  • Pricing items ready to go on to the shop floor

 

If you are happy to get involved with the team and help us to process our donations then you are exactly the person we need to join us!

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 and Sundays 10am-4pm.

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.

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 Solihull shop needs your help! We are located 11 Station Road, Solihull, B91 3TG.

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 and Sundays 10am-4pm.

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.

Volunteer Stock Generator

Are you looking for a new way to use your local knowledge and connections for a good cause?

Our Solihull shop needs your help! We are located 11 Station Road, Solihull, B91 3TG

As a Volunteer Stock Generator you would be able to help us by:

  • Engaging with individuals and businesses to help generate more stock for the shop for example by organising bag collections
  • Identifying stock we are in most need of and finding creative ways to source this
  • Talking to customers about donating stock in the future
  • Promoting donation of stock in the local area.

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 and Sundays 10am-4pm.

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.

Fill in an application