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Meet our volunteers

Our volunteers are at the heart of our life-saving mission. Below, you can learn more about our dedicated, passionate and forward-thinking volunteers who play a crucial role in helping us remain operational and saving lives across Essex and Hertfordshire.

Meet our volunteers

Our 400-strong army of passionate volunteers donate their time, energy and skills in various roles to ensure we can be there for the people of Essex and Hertfordshire when they need us the most.

Our volunteers are part of an innovative and professional life-saving charity that has been in flight since 1998, making up our dedicated and inclusive Volunteer Team that helps keeps our life-saving charity operational. Our amazing, trustworthy and passionate volunteers are part of something with a clear and worthwhile purpose and appreciate that volunteering is a great way to be part of a community outside their family, friends and work.

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.

The Volunteer Forum

The Volunteer Forum, made up of volunteers, representing the whole volunteer team, joined by key staff members, meets in a formal setting. Its purpose is to continually improve and develop the volunteer experience and, together with the input staff provide, add to the success of the charity. It gives volunteers and staff a channel to communicate ideas and issues and provides a platform for discussion. The Forum works to improve communications in both directions and discusses points and matters raised by volunteers and staff to find good solutions. The Forum is the voice of all volunteers.

Pictured from left to right: Eva Maria Sell, Karen Kirwan, Sue Williams (Chair), Ken Reed, John Horton, Peter Hennessy, Di Leggett, Suzanne Harvey, Hoss Atri, Roger Wardley

Sue Williams
Forum Chair

“I joined EHAAT as a volunteer in 2019 and was appointed as Chair of the Volunteer Forum Group later that year.

I am very passionate about the Forum and the work it does to represent the whole volunteer team.”

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