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 TitleRegistered Volunteer
About the Volunteer Role
Our Registered Volunteers are a vital part of the YAA family and support the charity in many ways. The passion and dedication of our volunteers means that we can continue to be there for the people of Yorkshire and continue to save lives. Volunteers give their time and energy to support the charity to raise funds for our life saving work, whether that’s weekly, monthly or a few times a year. We are always looking for enthusiastic, reliable and committed people to join our growing team of volunteers. Our roles are flexible and can fit around you – whether you want to contribute regularly or occasionally.
Roles currently available include Bag packer, Stall holder, Public speaker, Collection tin collector, Information point steward, Cheque presentation speaker or Supermarket collector
When you can volunteerFlexible
Suitable for under 18'sNo
Type of roleEvent, Charity
Special RequirementsApplication form required, References required
Anywhere in Kirklees