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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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