From learning new skills and meeting like-minded people to supporting our critical care team’s life-saving work, volunteering for EHAAT provides endless opportunities to grow, build friendships and make a lasting impact.



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.
EHAAT reception volunteer

We are proud to have a passionate and committed team of volunteers who go above and beyond to make a difference in their local communities. If you’re interested in joining us, please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

Make a lasting difference

We aim to ensure that our volunteers are supported every step of the way. Our Volunteer Team regularly offers exciting opportunities where our enthusiastic and caring volunteers can share their experiences, or learn new skills and ultimately make a big difference to the charity and our local communities! There will also be occasions where you can meet and learn from the operational team too – you will be given special opportunities to see the helicopter and RRVs (rapid response vehicles) up close and meet the crew, to learn first-hand about the essential work of Essex & Herts Air Ambulance.

Discover our exciting, rewarding and flexible volunteering opportunities

Our dedicated volunteers help by donating their time, energy and skills in a range of roles, such as holding a collection bucket, running a branded merchandise stall, public speaking, collecting cheques, hosting Visitor Centre Tours, marshalling at events, delivering leaflets, looking after our collection tins, and helping in our shops or , including on our reception desk in Earls Colne and North Weald. Whether you’d like to offer your expertise, try something new or give back to your local community, you can discover many exciting volunteer roles.

Being a volunteer at EHAAT is very enjoyable and fulfilling. Now I am retired, I have been able to volunteer for several roles, which has enabled me to appreciate the teamwork involving everyone at EHAAT, ensuring that we keep flying. To be part of an organisation where everyone works so well together in the EHAAT “family” to achieve our aims is a privilege.

Ian Thomas, Volunteer

We can’t do what we do without you!

“It’s great to be part of a team and our volunteers come together regularly, whether it’s through meeting whilst volunteering or at one of our annual volunteer events. At EHAAT, we’ll always keep you updated on charity news. When a big event is on, such as our Motorcycle Runs or Air Ambulance Week in September, it’s all hands on deck! There are so many different ways to help we’re sure you’ll find your volunteering journey with us rewarding, fun and flexible.”

Jane Morton, Volunteer Manager

Volunteer with Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

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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.