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Daventry Warehouse

Overview

We are looking for volunteers to join the team in our Daventry Warehouse, from here we operate several different functions which include: Reuse, Asset recovery, Online trading and New Goods. These are some of the fastest growing areas of the charity.


The Warehouse is located at: Unit 1b, West March Industrial Estate, Daventry NN11 4SA. 
The opening hours are: Monday- Friday 9am-5pm

Volunteering 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 will give you all the training you need to be successful in the role, support from  management, and the opportunity to gain experience working for a national charity.
To find out more please look at the different volunteer roles below or contact us at volunteering@theairambulanceservice.org.uk

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer E-Commerce Assistant

We are looking for new volunteers to join our e-commerce team in Daventry. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain an insight into the world of online trading and learn new skills.

You would be able to get involved in the whole product journey including:

  • Writing engaging product descriptions to sell online
  • Learning how to list items for sale on various platforms including E-bay, Amazon and Facebook
  • Use your creativity to photograph items to encourage maximum sales
  • Sorting through stock to select items which will generate the most income online
  • Packing sold items ready for them to be delivered
  • Understanding the logistics of online sales by liaising with van drivers and couriers to track the delivery of products
  • Using social media to help us to grow the presence of our online business
  • Communicating with other internal teams and shops
  • Producing reports on income generated through online sales

In 2018 our E-commerce team raised enough income to fund 347 of our lifesaving missions. It is one of the fastest growing parts of our charity so you would have the chance to make a real impact and learn unique skills which you could apply to your future career.

Volunteering with us 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. Our Daventry warehouse is located Unit 1b West March Industrial Estate, Daventry, NN11 4SA.

We are able to reimburse reasonable travel expenses and our offices are open between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Volunteer New Goods Assistant

We are looking for volunteers to join our New Goods team in Daventry. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain an insight into the world of retail and learn new skills.

You would be able to get involved in the whole product journey including:

  • Prepping stock ready for dispatch
  • General warehouse duties (Picking & Packing)
  • Sourcing new suppliers and stock for our growing department
  • Creating and pricing products on our back office systems
  • Keeping an eye on stock levels for shops
  • Ordering top up stock for our shops
  • Communicating with other internal teams and shops

The New Goods Department is one of the quickest growing departments in the charity, constantly expanding our product offering within our shops and eventually online. It is a great opportunity to learn some new skills for your future career.

Volunteering with us 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. Our Daventry warehouse is located at Unit 1b West March Industrial Estate, Daventry, NN11 4SA.

We are able to reimburse reasonable travel expenses and our offices are open between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Volunteer Warehouse Assistant

We are looking for warehouse assistants to join our online and reuse teams based in our Daventry Warehouse. If you are looking for a new challenge then this could be the volunteer role for you!

As A Volunteer Warehouse Assistant you could get involved in:

  • Helping the team to manage the incoming eBay and Amazon stock from our shops
  • Finding and removing unsold stock
  • Packing sold items up so that they are ready to dispatch
  • Checking incoming stock for eBay and Amazon

This role is warehouse based and requires a small amount of computer use but we can provide full training on how to do this.

Some aspects of the Warehouse Assistant role would require lifting boxes but not all. Full health and safety training would be provided and we can tailor the role to suit the volunteer and their own skills and interests.

Volunteering with us 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. Our Daventry warehouse is located Unit 1b West March Industrial Estate, Daventry, NN11 4SA.

We are able to reimburse reasonable travel expenses and our offices are open between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Volunteer Admin Assistant

Are you highly organised and looking for a new way to use your skills to help a great cause? Our Volunteer Admin Assistant role could be the opportunity you are looking for!


As a Volunteer Admin Assistant you could get involved in the admin of the daily running of our online sites including Amazon and eBay and learn skills including:

  • Running sales reports
  • Conducting sales analysis
  • Processing data
  • Assisting with invoicing
  • Creating and distributing team communications
  • Writing product descriptions ready for them to be listed for sale
  • Assisting with general admin support as and when required.

 

Ideally you will have some experience of using computers but we can train you on how to use the specific programmes that our online teams use.

Volunteering with us 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. Our Daventry warehouse is located Unit 1b West March Industrial Estate, Daventry, NN11 4SA.

We are able to reimburse reasonable travel expenses and our offices are open between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Volunteer Cleaner

Do you love to keep things clean and would like to help a fantastic cause?

Our Daventry Warehouse is undergoing a refurb and we are looking for a volunteer to help us to keep it clean and tidy so that our Online Trading, Reuse, New Goods and Asset Recovery teams can run smoothly.

As a Volunteer Cleaner you would be helping the team to keep on top of communal areas within the warehouse such as the kitchen, reception and office spaces. This would be a huge help to our Daventry Team!

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Our Daventry Warehouse is located at Unit 1b West March Industrial Estate, Daventry, NN11 4SA.

Volunteering with us 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.

We are able to reimburse reasonable travel expenses and our offices are open between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Volunteer Re-Use Clothing Bank Support

Are you organised and looking for a new way to use your skills to help a great cause? Our Volunteer Re-Use Clothing Bank Support role could be the opportunity you are looking for!


As a Re-Use Clothing Bank Support Volunteer you could get involved in the admin of the daily running of our clothing banks and learn skills including:

    • Updating database with new clothing bank contracts
    • Research data for new clothing bank locations
    • Filing
    • Follow up email or phone calls for prospective bank locations
    • Assist the team with ad-hoc work
    • Printing and posting of literature and contracts

 

Ideally you will have some experience of using computers but we can train you on how to use the specific programmes that our teams use.

Volunteering with us 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. Our Daventry warehouse is located Unit 1b West March Industrial Estate, Daventry, NN11 4SA.

We are able to reimburse reasonable travel expenses and our offices are open between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Volunteer E-Commerce Picker/Packer

We are looking for new volunteers to join our E-commerce team in Daventry. Our E-commerce team is one of the fastest growing parts of our charity so you would have the chance to make a real impact.

 We need help with the following tasks:

  • Picking items that have been sold on eBay and/or
  • Packing and labelling items for despatch.

Volunteering with us 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. Our Daventry warehouse is located at West March Industrial Estate, Daventry NN11 4SA 

We are able to reimburse reasonable travel expenses and our offices are open between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

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Rugby Head Office

Overview

We are looking for volunteers to join the team at our Head Office site. This is where the central services for the charity are based including, Marketing, Fundraising, Finance, HR, Volunteering and Supporter care. 

 
Head office is located at: Blue Skies House, Butler Leap, Rugby CV21 3RQ
The opening hours are: Monday- Saturday 9am-5pm.

This is a great opportunity to become part of a great team, meet new people and learn new skills. 
Volunteering 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 will give you all the training you need to be successful in the role, support from store management, and the opportunity to gain experience working for a national charity.
To find out more please look at the different volunteer roles below or contact us at volunteering@theairambulanceservice.org.uk

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Team Administrator

We are looking for volunteers to join our central Volunteering Team in our Rugby Head Office to help us ensure that all of our volunteers across the charity have the best possible experience.

You would be able to get involved in supporting the whole volunteer journey including:

  • Advertising opportunities for new volunteers to join us
  • Responding to applications from potential volunteers
  • Keeping our database of volunteer records up to date
  • Making contact with local groups and volunteer centres to spread awareness about our charity.
  • Helping us to come up with creative ways to reward and recognise our volunteers

Our central Volunteering Team has big plans. We are aiming to grow our number of volunteers massively and expand the variety of volunteering opportunities across the charity so it is an exciting time to join us. To do this we need your help. If you are great at communicating with strong organisational skills then this could be the opportunity for you!

Volunteering with us 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. Our Rugby Head Office is located at Blue Skies House, Butlers Leap, Rugby, CV21 3RQ.

We are able to reimburse reasonable travel expenses and our offices are open between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Volunteer HR Admin Assistant

We are looking for volunteers to join us and support the HR Team based in our Rugby Head Office - Blue Skies House, Butlers Leap, Rugby, CV21 3RQ. We need someone to help on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and/or Thursdays. Whether you can spare a few hours or a full day, your help would be much appreciated.

Some of the things you could get involved in are:

  • Assisting with processing of new starter, changes, and leaver paperwork
  • Audit personnel files in preparation for digital transfer
  • Scanning and filing HR paperwork

 

Our office is open from 9am to 5pm so we can accommodate any hours you are able to volunteer within these times.

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.

Head Office Fundraising Volunteer

We are looking for office volunteers to join our Fundraising Department in our Rugby Head Office. 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.

 

Our office is open Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm so we can accommodate any hours you are able to volunteer within these times.

 

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.

#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.

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 Stock Management Assistant

We are looking for a volunteer to join our Head Office team in Rugby and support us with managing stock in our store room, out in the community and with our suppliers. If you have great organisational skills then this could be the new challenge for you!


This role would be very varied and some of the tasks we would love your support with are:

  • Using excel to set up and continually manage a database of stock levels across various areas.
  • Working with the fundraising team to manage the stock our volunteers are using
  • Keeping the stock room tidy and carrying out regular checks and stock takes
  • Setting up and monitoring a logging in and out process of equipment e.g gazebos, banners, cheques
  • Sorting and checking returned stock to ensure it is in the correct area of stockroom and in working order


What you will need:

  • Passion and enthusiasm for stock management
  • To be comfortable using excel and databases
  • To be organised and methodical
  • Enjoyment from being part of a team but also happy to carry out tasks independently
  • The ability to ideally commit to 4-7 hours per week


Our office is open Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm so we can accommodate any hours you are able to volunteer within these times and the address is: Blue Skies House, Butlers Leap, Rugby, CV21 3RQ


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 Fundraising Researcher

Do you have great research and communication skills? We have a fantastic new volunteer role supporting our fundraising team to maximise our fundraising opportunities.

This role is very flexible, it can be carried out in our offices or from home to fit around your commitments. We can tailor the opportunity to your own interests but some of the things you could do are:

  • Mapping out our key areas to identify businesses and groups for our fundraisers to approach
  • Identifying potential new supporters
  • Setting up meetings or talks for fundraisers to meet new community groups
  • Research Charity of the Year partnerships and keep up to date on when they will renew.
  • Using your local knowledge to find new opportunities for our fundraising team to explore
  • Building a list of potential supporting groups and organisations split by area and on local and national levels

Ideally you will have strong organisational skills and be able to use a computer to carry out research. We will provide you with all of the information you will need about the charity to be able to make approaches.

Volunteering with us 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.

 

Volunteer Videographer

We are looking for a talented media/production student to help us with an exciting project.  Linked to the Children’s Air Ambulance is a club called #TheCrew. This club encourages children and young people to support the vital work of our service. We are looking to create an exclusive YouTube channel for our members which will include videos of the helicopter/base/pilots and much more.

We are looking for someone to record/produce/edit a series of videos suitable for a young audience.  The content of these videos will vary and we are very much open to the chosen candidate feeding in to these ideas.

The position will be mostly field based at our bases in either Doncaster or Oxford.

The right volunteer must have a friendly and flexible approach and be able to be considerate to the work the charity undertakes.

This is a fantastic opportunity to build your own portfolio whilst also supporting a great cause.

This would be a great volunteering opportunity for students on a media/production course with the ability to pull together high quality videos. You would need to have some experience of producing content for YouTube and the ability to edit/produce content ready for publishing.

This volunteer role could be based either from our Rugby head office (Blue Skies House, Butlers Leap, CV21 3RQ) or from home with travel to our bases for filming.

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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

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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