Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, which provides pre-hospital care to critically ill and injured patients, is searching for volunteers from across the West Midlands.
The charity responds to an average of 4,500 missions each year and is one of the longest established and busiest air ambulance operators in the UK. Without volunteers, the charity may struggle to keep its shops open or attend fundraising events this summer.
The lifesaving service requires a range of volunteers including a charity representative, event supporters, shop assistants, administrators and speakers that can help keep funds coming in to raise the £10 million it needs to remain operational each year.
What volunteer roles does Midlands Air Ambulance Charity need help with?
Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is currently looking for a range of volunteers, including:
The charity needs enthusiastic people to represent it at cheque presentations from local groups and societies.
Volunteers who attend local events to raise awareness of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. This could include assisting on a merchandise stand or helping with the demonstration helicopter pod at a local show.
The charity has six busy charity shops in Gloucester, Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire, Shrewsbury and Wellington in Shropshire, and Walsall and West Bromwich in the West Midlands. Volunteer support includes sorting donated items, stocking shelves and serving customers.
With a busy supporter care team overseeing day-to-day administration duties, the charity always requires volunteers willing to donate their time to assist with tasks at its busy HQ in Stourbridge.
There are also opportunities for outgoing volunteers to play a key role by representing the charity at talks or presentations.
What has the charity said about its volunteers?
Volunteer manager for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity Alison Hill said: "Our volunteers play a crucial role in keeping our charity running – some work behind the scenes in administrative roles at our busy HQ in Stourbridge, while others are front and centre at our fundraising events. A dedicated few also support our retail operations across our six charity shops, meaning they can stay open and carry on bringing in funds to make missions possible.
"We’re proud to have a 200-strong family of volunteers who donate their time regularly or on a more micro-volunteer basis, but there’s always room for more to join the family.
"What unites all of our existing volunteers is their commitment to raise as much money as possible, so our rapid response emergency service can continue to operate. We’re eager to recruit a new cohort of volunteers who are as equally dedicated and passionate in raising funds. In return, they’ll become part of a much-loved team, and they’ll get a real sense of achievement knowing they’re making a tangible difference in their community."
For more information or to volunteer, visit midlandsairambulance.com/volunteer.
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