Help us today as you may need us tomorrow!
Volunteers are integral to ensuring the residents and visitors to the North West have access to a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Without people like you donating your time and skills we would not be able to deliver an air ambulance service.
By giving your time you are enabling others to have the gift of time!
Volunteers provide much needed additional support to the North West Air Ambulance Charity by being our presence on the ground, raising our profile, increasing awareness, developing new initiatives and fundraising events and by providing valuable skills and experience.
There are many ways to get involved dependent upon the amount of time you have to give and skills you wish to share, including:
– Support Volunteer – help our office based teams with HR, Health & Safety, Finance and Volunteer services
– Fundraising Event Volunteer – Attending local events to raise awareness and funds
– Volunteer Speaker – Delivering presentations to local groups and organisations
– Retail Volunteer – be the face of our charity in one of our retail shops
– Warehouse Volunteer – help sort donated stock ready for sale
- Victor’s story
- Ben’s story
Victor Crawford, from Macclesfield, has been a keen supporter of the North West Air Ambulance since 2011. When he stopped full time work, Victor decided to follow his boyhood dream and become a fully qualified pilot. It was through flying at Barton Aerodrome where he first came across a North West Air Ambulance Charity helicopter, which sparked his initial interest in the charity and the work that it does.
Victor delivers talks and presentations to organisations about his flying experiences and the charity several times each month. In addition to this, Victor also accepts fundraising cheques from organisations as a representative on behalf of the charity.
Commenting on his charity work, Victor said, “When I was offered a fee for my public speaking, it didn’t feel right to accept the money for doing something that I enjoy. Therefore, it seemed only fitting that I donate my fee to the North West Air Ambulance Charity. It is a wonderful charity, which helps so many people every year and it is great to combine my passion for flying with such a good cause. At the back of my mind there is always the thought that one day I might need them.”
Volunteer Ben Thompson hasbeen a keen supporter of the North West Air Ambulance Charity since 2014. Ben came across the charity through his employer United Utilities. After getting involved in fundraising activities with his colleagues, Ben decided he wanted to help the charity further and donates half of his annual leave and spare time to the organisation.
Ben delivers presentations about the service to many different organisations within the region. In addition to this, he regularly supports the charity at challenge fundraising events and even helps fuel the team in head office with tea!
Commenting on his volunteering work, Ben said: “I really enjoy this role and I feel that it is very important to spread the charity’s message locally. The North West Air Ambulance is a wonderful charity which relies completely on the generosity of the public to keep it going 365 days of the year and I feel that my work can in turn help others.”
Just a few hours of your time can help keep our helicopter flying and help to save lives in the North West.
If you would like to volunteer or want more information please contact our Volunteer Manager, Rebecca Haynes on 0800 587 4570.
Alternatively please feel free to download an application form and either email it to Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to the following address; North West Air Ambulance Charity, North Mersey Business Centre, Woodward Road, Knowsley, L33 7UY.