Become a volunteer
Why volunteer for London’s Air Ambulance
Getting involved in volunteering with London's Air Ambulance is a great way to develop and demonstrate your skills and its also really rewarding and fun!
London's Air Ambulance provides pre-hospital medical care to victims of serious injury throughout London. Volunteers form an essential part of our team; they help us spread awareness of the unique service we provide and raise the vital funds we need.
As a charity, we rely heavily on the support from the public in many different ways.
Get involved as a volunteer and you will have the opportunity to:
We are looking for volunteers in the following areas:
Whether time you are able to offer, we would very much like to hear from you.
Once we receive your information the Volunteer Coordinator will contact you. If you would like to discuss any of the volunteering opportunities we have, call our Volunteer Coordinator on 020 7943 1302.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I become a volunteer?
Complete application on volunteer section of our website using our electronic form or alternatively download our volunteer application form and return it via email email@example.com or post to London’s Air Ambulance, The Helipad, Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London E1 1BB.
Call Kirsty our volunteer coordinator on 020 7943 1302 who will take all of your contact details and send you the relevant forms and information by email or post.
How long does the application process take?
Once your application form has been received, our Volunteer Co-ordinator will contact you to arrange a time for you to come in, meet the fundraising team and find out all about volunteering for us. At that meeting we can then discuss when you can start and get on board.
How long until I can start volunteering?
It will depend entirely on you, the volunteering opportunities available and your existing commitments as to when you start volunteering for us.
Do I need any experience?
We do not require any of our volunteers to have any specific fundraising or volunteering experience. All that we ask our volunteers is to:
Will I be interviewed?
Yes, after we have received your application form we will invite you for an informal discussion about volunteering for us.
What volunteering opportunities do you have?
Our volunteer opportunities are listed on our website. For further information please contact Volunteer Co-ordinator on 020 7943 1302
Do I have to volunteer on my own or can I bring friends?
We welcome the involvement of anyone fitting our volunteer criteria and would welcome you introducing your friends, family and work colleagues to the Charity.
Can I volunteer if I’m under 18?
Unfortunately no. We do require our volunteers to be 18 and over.
What training and support will I be given?
You will be given full training and information about the Charity before you begin volunteering for us, with the full support of a designated member of staff.
Can I claim expenses?
Travel expenses will be reimbursed up to the cost of £6 per day.
How much time do I have to volunteer for?
We only ask volunteers to give up as much time as they can spare, whether that’s a few hours per week, a month or a whole year.
Will volunteering affect my benefits?
No, as long as you are still meeting the requirements of your benefits.
We are extremely grateful to all our volunteers for all their help over the years.
Elaine works in our shop and has been a volunteer for over three years.
Christine is one of our superstar collectors. She has been with us for 4 years and attends a few collections a month. She loves collecting as she meets a lot of new people.
“Upon retirement from many years in retail
Sylvia has been a volunteer administrator with us for 3 years, since her retirement. When Sylvia first started she worked just one day a week but as the workload has increased she now works every Monday and Wednesday.
“After a lifetime in the City I was impressed by the hard work and dedication shown by the staff and wanted to help by sharing my expertise. I am glad to have the opportunity to help where I can.”
Jo has been a volunteer administrator with us since August 2011.
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