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.
By giving your time you are enabling others to have the gift of time!
Volunteers provide much needed additional support to your North West Air Ambulance Charity by being our presence on the ground, raising our profile, increasing awareness, developing new initiatives and attending 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, please see our Current Opportunities for more information.
If you have skills you would like to share with us that aren’t listed above or you would like any more information about volunteering please get in touch. You can email email@example.com or call our office on 0800 587 4570
We currently have the following volunteer opportunities…
Bucket Collection Volunteers
Can you spare a few hours to help us raise the vital funds needed to keep our life-saving service in the air?
Our Fundraising team are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help out at bucket collections at pre-booked locations across the North West.
This is an exciting and varied role, we usually ask for 2 hour shifts but times are flexible.
For more information or to sign up for an event please call 0151 547 7830 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- 20th July – Lytham Festival, Lytham Green, Lytham
- 21st July – Booths, Scotforth Lancashire
- 4th August – Garstang Show
- 1st September – Asda collection, Wigan
- 21st September – Booths, Garstang
- 19th October – Booths, Windermere
- 20th October – Blackburn Mall
We have 9 retail stores across the North West and we are looking for enthusiastic and passionate volunteers to help make these a success. For more information please see Retail Volunteer – Role Description
Join our teams at one of our store locations;
- Kirkby Lonsdale
Fundraising Event Volunteer
Events come in all different shapes and sizes; our volunteers might be cheering on supporters taking part in a challenge event one week, raising awareness and collecting money another and taking part in one of our exciting roadshows the next.
These events can take place on any day of the week with a vast number taking place in the evening and at the weekend.
We’re looking for volunteers across the North West, for more information please see, Fundraising Event Volunteer Role Description
Help us spread the word about the great work North West Air Ambulance Charity does.
Becoming a volunteer speaker is very rewarding as you get to meet lots of new people that can support NWAA. This could be a short presentation for a community event, accepting a cheque on our behalf or having a chat with people at a networking event.
- 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.
Alternatively you can contact Rebecca Haynes our Volunteer Development Manager, email – email@example.com phone – 0800 587 4570