What’s your New Year’s Resolution?
Why not become a volunteer and support a fantastic cause?
The Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance responds to around 1,000 potentially life-threatening 999 calls every year, averaging at approximately 3 missions every single day. The charity receives no funding from the Government or NHS, and relies on the efforts, ideas and expertise of supporters, raising both awareness and funds for their critical life-saving work.
The charity is always on the lookout for enthusiastic new people who want to help make a difference to their local community and help save even more lives across Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.
As a new volunteer, you can act as an ambassador for the charity by taking part in fundraising activities, retail, driving and office-based roles.
You’d be joining approximately 500 volunteers spread across Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, representing the charity to the wider public and helping to support a life-saving charity.
The Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance Headquarters, based in Bracebridge Heath near Lincoln, urgently needs volunteers to help organise retail donations and find hidden treasures to sell across its 11 charity shops, so you never know what you’ll find! You’ll also have the chance to support the online team by listing items and posting them out once they are sold.
Or perhaps you love a busy retail environment and excel at customer service? If so, a role at the well-established charity shops in Lincoln, Wragby or Spalding could be just for you! The charity is looking for imaginative and creative people to act as visual merchandisers by creating amazing window and in-store displays.
Two of Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance’s dedicated volunteers, Jill and Don McLaren, scooped the Volunteer of the Year Award at the prestigious Association of Air Ambulances’ Awards of Excellence 2017. Jill and Don were up against stiff competition, but their commitment and dedication stood out. After accepting the award, an overwhelmed Jill said:
“I can’t believe it. We don’t volunteer because we want to win an award, we do it because we love it, otherwise we wouldn’t do it. The Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance has a fantastic crew and staff who make every day enjoyable for us volunteers. It is an honour to be part of such a great Charity that does so much for local people. We will continue to help in any way we can.”
Your support could be every bit as valuable as Jill and Don’s. You can give as much (or as little) time as you are able to on a regular or occasional basis. Whatever your skills or experience, rest assured there will be an opportunity for you to join this fantastic army of volunteers.
Visit www.ambucopter.org.uk to see Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance current Volunteer Vacancies and sign up online today! Alternatively, call 01522 548469 to have a chat with a friendly member of the team.