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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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Volunteer Project Opportunities

Overview

We have a number of project opportunities at The Air Ambulance Service which we are looking for highly skilled people to help us with.  We realise that many people are going through difficult times at the moment and may find themselves with extra time on their hands.  Can we help you by asking you to help us?  Enhance your CV while giving valuable support to our service which is not funded by the government and provides life-saving services at no cost to the NHS.  

Opportunities

Educational Workshop Designer

At the Children’s Air Ambulance we have created 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 across the country with an average age of 7.

We are now working to create a series of workshop learning resources to share with schools to spread awareness about the lifesaving work of the Children’s Air Ambulance. To support with this project we are looking for a volunteer with a background in education who would be able to help us to design the materials

Ideally you would:

  • Be comfortable with an understanding of the National Curriculum so that you can suggest ways of ensuring our resources are of a similar level and style
  • Be able to create content aimed at key stage 2 age group (7-11)
  • Have some experience of lesson planning
  • Be creative and able to help us design exciting materials and activities!

 

 

This would initially be a short-term project but we are rapidly expanding #TheCrew so there may also opportunities to support our team on a longer term basis.

Our charity Head Office is in Rugby Warwickshire but this volunteer role can be done remotely so you wouldn’t need to travel.

 

Volunteer Buyer/ Stock Management Business Development Advisor

We currently have 56 retail shops across the country ranging from discount stores, through to our flagship superstores selling donated products from our loyal supporters and customers. To support the donated stock, we buy in new goods to offer customers a full product range and to help raise vital income. We are looking for someone with experience in buying and selecting product ranges for retail high street stores and online platforms to support our small team on the overall process management of these products from purchase through to shop floor. There is great potential in this area of our business and a perfect time to review this current offering to ensure the model works for 2021 and onwards. 

 

We need people who:

  • Are experienced in buying and ranging of merchandise

  • Have good supplier management skills

  • Are up to date with current market trends

  • Can analyse our current process and suggest improvements we could make

  • Understand stock management and shrinkage protection

 

 

This role would be based at our Daventry office but you could also support us remotely from home if you live further away.

Volunteer Warehouse Optimisation Advisor

Our warehouse space in Daventry houses our Online Sales, New Goods, Clothing Bank Stock, Asset Recovery Department and some office space! These are some of the fastest growing areas of the charity so it really has to work hard for us.  We need someone to help us make the most of the space we have, make efficiencies and help us get the best out of what we have.  Can you help us?

 

We are looking for someone:

  • With logistics experience

 

  • Who has worked or is currently working in warehousing and distribution

  • Has a good understanding of Health and Safety requirements

 

  • Who understands workflow management and can help us to maximise space and make improvements.

 

 

This role would be based at our Daventry Warehouse and working with our Head of Reuse. The amount of time you can volunteer for is very flexible but we would ideally be looking for someone who can give a minimum of 10 hours per month.

Volunteer Stock Logistics Analyst

Our charity receives a huge volume of donated goods, but we also move a lot of stock around the business to support stores with lower intakes.  We are looking for someone to analyse our data and processes and help us to become more efficient and streamlined in our approach with the goal of becoming both more cost effective and reducing our carbon footprint. 

If you have experience in logistics or supply chains and are looking for a new challenge and opportunity to use your skills to support a charity then you might be able to help us.

Ideally we need a volunteer who:

  • Is familiar with supply chain processes

 

  • Can analyse large amounts of data and suggest improvements

 

  • Can communicate effectively with people across the business

 

 

For this role you could be based anywhere and support us remotely. It would help if you are able to visit our Daventry Warehouse and some of our shops to see our current processes in person but you wouldn’t necessarily need to travel regularly

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