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Volunteer with us

Volunteers not only help with fundraising activities and raising awareness of the charity, they also help ensure the smooth running of our shops and offices; and their distinctive turquoise shirts are seen at all key events and major milestones for the charity.

Volunteer with us

Volunteer

Volunteer for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance and be part of an innovative and professional life-saving charity that has been in flight since 1998. By joining our growing family of volunteers, you can play a pivotal role in keeping us operational whilst becoming part of a supportive network of like-minded individuals. We’re always looking for volunteers across Essex and Hertfordshire who can help us raise awareness of our critical care team’s life-saving work and help us raise vital funds to keep our charity operational and sustainable.

By volunteering with us, you can:

  • Learn new skills and gain more confidence to actively engage with people across Essex and Hertfordshire.
  • Support your local community and make a meaningful difference by sharing your experience and insight.
  • Learn in detail how we provide a first class pre-hospital emergency medical service to the people of Essex and Hertfordshire.
  • Stand out from the crowd by gaining experience that can be transferred across to your CV and job applications.
  • Make friends whilst feeling valued and appreciated, with dedicated volunteer events and newsletters.
  • Improve your physical and mental well-being. Whether you’d most enjoy helping in our offices, charity shops or at fundraising events, volunteering can improve feelings of self-esteem while providing structure and routine.
  • Plan, develop and achieve personal and professional goals, and progress in your chosen career, or test yourself with a new challenge.
  • Volunteer in a variety of roles to suit your skills, interests and availability – and receive comprehensive training and all the resources needed to support you in your position.
Volunteer with foam hand leaving the bikers at Motorcycle Run

MAKING A MEANINGFUL DIFFERENCE IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES

From running stalls at events to holding collection buckets, hosting Visitor Centre tours, giving talks in schools, delivering leaflets, helping in our shops and supporting staff with administrative tasks, every volunteer brings unique qualities, expertise and experiences to the EHAAT family. We’re immensely proud that so many people choose to give up their free time and keep their local life-saving charity operational.

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Volunteering FAQs

I don't have any medical training. Can I still volunteer?

Absolutely! You will be helping with fundraising, not the crew. We are committed to ensuring fair treatment throughout the volunteer recruitment process. We will make adjustments to enable applicants to compete to the best of their ability wherever it is reasonable to do so and, if successful, to assist them during their volunteering. You can discover our open positions here.

How much time do I need to commit?

You can volunteer as little or as often as you like. We are grateful for any time you can give us. We have a range of flexible roles available that you can organise around your existing commitments – whether a few hours a week or a couple of times a month.

What skills do I need?

We are always looking for trustworthy and enthusiastic volunteers to join our team and help support our vital work. With a wide range of roles available, there is sure to be something to suit everyone.

What roles are available?

There are a number of different roles available within our organisation, from holding a collection bucket and looking after a collection tin round to manning an information stall, hosting Visitor Centre Tours at our airbases and helping in our shops and offices. Head over to our Open Positions for a complete list of opportunities.

What training will I receive?

All volunteers will be provided full training for their role and supported every step of the way by the Volunteer Team. We also train our volunteers to deliver CPR and use Defibs. You will also receive regular updates so you are knowledgeable about the charity, an EHAAT volunteer ID badge and uniform.

I'm interested in volunteering. What should I do next?

Great! Please head to our Open Positions page to learn more. Once you have found a role you’re interested in, please complete a volunteering application form, and we will be in touch.

Do you pay expenses?

We pay travel costs such as public transport costs, mileage and parking charges.