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Volunteer Opportunities

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.

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 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:

  • 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 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.

 

 

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 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.

 

Typically the role could include:

  • 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.

 

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 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 Bucket Collector

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 taking part in our planned bucket collections and shakes and also help us to book in more regular collections local to you.

 

 

Typically this role could include:

  • 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.

 

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

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

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