Volunteering

We have a team of over 200 volunteers who kindly offer their time and enthusiasm in a variety of different ways to the charity. Our volunteers come from a range of backgrounds and ages and give us as much time as they feel able. Without the dedication of these volunteers the charity simply could not raise the funds and awareness that we need to be there for those who need us most.



So why not get involved today?

Join the team, make a difference and have lots of fun along the way!
 
‘Being a volunteer is an extremely rewarding way of meeting lovely people. Raising money and awareness of the charity is very gratifying knowing that I am helping to save lives’
 
‘Volunteering for the air ambulance is a fun way to be proactive in my local community and provides a good opportunity to build relationships. I find attending events and collections on behalf of the charity fulfilling and wide-ranging’

 
To find out more, contact:    
Amy Hamer, Head of Volunteer Development -
email: amyhamer@aakss.org.uk or telephone: 01634 471 900

There are many ways in which you can donate the gift of time to our life-saving charity and these can be found below:

Collection Box Agent

Collection Box Agents place, empty and service collection boxes in their local area. These boxes bring in vital funds for the charity and are a great way to build relationships in the community.

 

Event Stewards

Event Stewards raise income, awareness and profile of the charity at various shows, exhibitions and events in a friendly and enjoyable environment.

Store Collectors

Collecting is a fun way to work alongside other volunteers raising both awareness and money for the charity at local supermarkets and shopping centres.

Raffle Ticket Sales Representative

Raffle Ticket Sales Representatives attend events, shopping centres and stores, promoting our raffles and selling tickets to the general public.

Public Speakers

Public Speakers visit local groups, schools, clubs and businesses to give talks about the work of the charity and the service we provide in the community.

Cheque Presentation Representative

Cheque Presentation Representatives visit community groups who have raised funds for us, receive their kind donation and thank them for their kind support.

Driver

Driver representatives collect and deliver charity items to various locations.

For more details on the above roles – you can find out more here Volunteer Roles Description.

Applying to be a volunteer is very simple!


1. Find a Role - There are a variety of volunteering opportunities available within the charity. We hope you find something suitable - there isn’t a limit to how many roles you can be involved in. or have particular skills but most roles just require your time and enthusiasm.

2. Apply - Apply via our Volunteer Application Form.  
An invitation to an informal meeting will be arranged at one of our charity bases – at this time we will ask that one form of I.D is supplied. Following the meeting we will write to the two references supplied on your application form - this helps us to confirm the identity of our volunteers and to build a better understanding of them

3. Training and Support - If both references are satisfactory, the volunteer will then receive an invitation to attend an induction. Adequate training will be given if required for their chosen role/s. Staff members are always on hand to provide ongoing help and support.
 
We are committed to giving you the best volunteering experience and believe that the volunteer relationship is one built on trust and mutual understanding between both the charity and the volunteer.

Should the application not fulfill the requirements at any stage of the process, the application will not be taken further. Once inducted all volunteers are subject to a six month probationary period. We are committed to giving you the best experience possible and believe that the volunteer relationship is one of trust and mutual understanding.

Please see a copy of our Volunteering Policy here.

If you would like to join our team or would like more details on volunteering please do not hesitate to get in contact with Amy Hamer, Head of Volunteer Development: amyhamer@aakss.org.uk or call 01634 471 900 – Thank you in advance.

David Johnstone

“When the air ambulance arrived I thought it must be quite serious but I wasn’t aware of the level of expertise and equipment on board.”

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