It may surprise you to know that the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity relies on the generosity of individuals and organisations to help save lives across Yorkshire.
In fact as a Charity we only receive help through secondment of paramedics from the NHS, through Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust. To keep both of Yorkshire’s air ambulances in the air we need to raise £12,000 per day.
This is equivalent to £4.4 million per year. As a rapid response air emergency service the Charity serves a population of approximately 5 million people across 4 million acres. Our two Air Ambulances operate from The Nostell Priory Estate near Wakefield and RAF Topcliffe near Thirsk, and together both Air Ambulances cover the whole of the region.
A Service that provides State-Of-The-Art Emergency Care
The Charity was set up in 2000 and with the addition of the second Air Ambulance in October 2007, we were the first Air Ambulance in the UK to own and operate a Dedicated Air Desk in the UK. With the addition of the Air Ways Communication Systems, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance has developed into a sophisticated emergency service that provides state-of-the-art emergency medical care throughout Yorkshire.
The swift medical interventions provided by our Air Ambulance crews have a major impact on a patient’s chance of survival and subsequent quality of life.
Yorkshire has a vast topography that not only includes remote, rural and densely populated areas but also includes major motorways and road networks such as the M62, M1, A1 and M18.
Volunteer Role TitleEvent Volunteer
About the Volunteer RoleThank you for your interest in Volunteering for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance! Why do we need Volunteers? Volunteers provide much needed additional support to the Charity by promoting closer working relationships within our local communities, increasing fundraising opportunities, developing new initiatives and also providing valuable skills and experience. Volunteers are an integral part of the team, without help of people such as you we could not raise the much needed funds to keep this vital service flying. Our EVENTS VOLUNTEERING role is extremely flexible with no minimum commitment. It’s really easy to apply, just simply fill in the registration form. You can help us on a regular or occasional basis, even just once a year. Just come along to any event you wish to help out at for as long as you wish and meet some of our lovely team! In this role you will help raise funds and awareness for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. This might include helping out at summer events/gala’s, events out and about in the community, at Supermarkets, Retail Centres, Bucket Collections and Bag Packs, Benefits of volunteering - You will HAVE FUN! It increases your status and value within your community, builds confidence and a sense of achievement and offers a sense of ‘belonging’ i.e. part of a team. Volunteering with us gives enjoyment and develops enthusiasm. We Offer new experiences and new contacts and an opportunity to make new friends. You will be able to develop various personal skills and help a fantastic cause to help SAVE LIVES. Many of our event volunteers in time become registered volunteers and help collect tins, do talks and attend cheque presentations.
When you can volunteerFlexible
Suitable for under 18'sNo
Type of roleEvent
Anywhere in Kirklees