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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Tin Collection Co-ordinator

Do you enjoy being part of your local community? Are you looking for a flexible volunteering opportunity with the chance 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.

 

We are particularly looking for volunteers to support us with tin collecting in Cheshire and Wirral.

 

Typically the role could include:

  • 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.

 

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

Volunteer 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?

 

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 are busy planning events in the Liverpool/ North West area and some of the events you may be able to support include classic car shows, air shows and fireworks events. 

 

 

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 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 The Children’s Air Ambulance whist representing the charity in your local area.

 

We are particularly looking for people who are based in the Wirral, Cheshire and Liverpool areas at the moment and would like to help us.

 

Typically the role could include:

  • Promoting the work of The Children’s Air Ambulance 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.

 

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

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.

We are particularly looking for people who are in the Wirral, Cheshire and Liverpool areas at the moment.

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.

Admin Support Volunteer- Fundraising Research

We are looking for admin support volunteers to join our field based Community Fundraiser who covers the Liverpool and North West areas.  If you are looking for a new challenge then we need your help to keep the charity running smoothly.

 

There are many different areas we would love your support with including:

  • Administrative support to our fundraising teams
  • Maintaining databases and inputting data
  • Organising and distributing fundraising collateral to supporters and volunteers
  • Stockroom control and monitoring
  • Carrying out desk-based research
  • Leading or supporting fundraising projects and events planning and execution

 

 

What you will need:

  • Enthusiasm and passion for our work
  • Strong organisational and communication skills
  • Confidence and skills in working on a computer- particularly databases and Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Enjoyment from being part of a team but also happy to carry out tasks independently
  • The ability to commit to at least half a day, once a fortnight, or more.

 

This volunteer role would be home based so as long as you have internet access at home and the ability to support remotely then location wouldn't matter.

 

For those that would like to, there is also the opportunity to volunteer at fundraising events in the community.

 

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 Virtual Speaker

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

During the pandemic we have adapted our fundraising methods and are 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
  • Once current restrictions relax you could then also 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

Volunteer 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 Fundraiser

Do you enjoy being part of your local community? Are you looking for a flexible volunteering opportunity with the chance 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.

 

 

Typically the role could include:

  • Joining a local fundraising group
  • 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.

 

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

Volunteer Event Photographer

Are you a passionate photographer looking for a new volunteering challenge and way to use this creative skill?

 

We need your help to capture photos of our fundraising activities taking place across the charity so that we can raise awareness and show the fantastic work we are doing.

 

 

Typically this role could include:

  • Coming along to our large events to take photos of our supporters and volunteers in action
  • Working with our fundraising and communications teams to generate fresh content for our social media feeds
  • If you’re really creative you could also help by capturing videos at our public events, your imagination is the only limit!

 

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 events per year.

 

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

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Salford Shop

Exciting new opportunities...

We are looking for volunteers to join the team in our new Salford 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. The store is located at:

Regent Retail Park, Regent Road, Salford. M5 3TP

The opening hours are:

Monday to Friday: 9.30 -7.00pm

Saturday: 9.00 - 6pm
Sunday: 10.30 - 4.30pm 

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

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

 

General Interests

Volunteer Stock Sorting Assistant

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

Our brand new Salford shop needs your help! We will be located at Regent Retail Park, Regent Road, Salford M5 3TP

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 [insert shop opening hours].

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 brand new Salford shop needs your help! We will be located at Regent Retail Park, Regent Road, Salford M5 3TP

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, vinyl or furniture. 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. 

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 Electrical Donation Tester

Are you good with electricals and keen to learn a new skill?

This Electrical Donation tester role could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Our brand new Salford shop needs your help! We will be located at Regent Retail Park, Regent Road, Salford M5 3TP

As an Electrical Donation Tester you would be getting involved in:

  • Trialling our electrical items donated to make sure all the functions work
  • Learning how to use the PAT testing machine to make sure the items are safe to use
  • Ensuring that once electrical items have been tested they are ready to be sold on the shop floor

Helping us to be able to sell our electrical donations really does make a huge difference to shop sales

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.

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 brand new Salford shop needs your help! We will be located at Regent Retail Park, Regent Road, Salford M5 3TP

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. 

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 new Salford shop needs your help! We will be located at Regent Retail Park, Regent Road, Salford, M5 3TP.

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. 

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 brand new Salford shop needs your help! We will be located at Regent Retail Park, Regent Road, Salford M5 3TP

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. 

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 brand new Salford shop needs your help! We will be located at Regent Retail Park, Regent Road, Salford M5 3TP

 

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. 

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 new Salford 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.

We are located at Regent Retail Park, Regent Road, Salford M5 3TP

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. 

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 Furniture Refurbisher

Are you able to see the potential in donated items? Do you have a creative eye for upcycling furniture or the practical skills to fix things?

Our brand new Salford shop needs your help! We will be located at Regent Retail Park, Regent Road, Salford M5 3TP

You could help us in many different ways including:

  • Fixing donated items of furniture so that they are ready to sell
  • Painting donated items to refresh them and increase the income we can generate from them
  • Restoring wooden furniture for example by sanding, varnishing or painting so it can be sold in our shop

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.

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