Volunteer Roles

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Community Event Volunteer

We are looking for fantastic volunteers to attend various events in their local community to help raise much needed funds and awareness.

Key Volunteer Activities:

  • Attending local events to sell branded charity merchandise
  • Participating in a bucket collection
  • Receive donations on behalf of the Charity
  • Promote the charity and inspire people to support EHAAT
  • Wearing our ‘Pilot Pete’ Mascot

Volunteer Description:

  • Flexible – ideally we would like you to be able to commit to 1 event per month
  • Based in and around your local area

Role Description – Community Event Volunteer

How to apply

Contact our Volunteer Manager Jane Morton on 0345 2417 690 or at jane.morton@ehaat.org

Retail Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to assist our Shop Managers and Assistants in our Charity Shops.

Key Volunteer Activities:

  • Based at one of our Charity Shops
  • Assisting with the donations of stock, by sorting and steaming and preparing for shop floor
  • Maintaining good stock rotation and levels at all times
  • Helping with visual merchandising when needed
  • Greeting customers in a friendly and approachable manner
  • Understanding the Charities key standards and Values
  • Becoming familiar with our Health and Safety Policies and being able to convey these to other volunteers
  • Assisting the Shop Manager on daily tasks such as banking and stock takes, recycling and shop rotas
  • Maintaining a clean and tidy work place which encourages a happy environment to work in
  • Commitment to being part of a regular rota
  • Giving any other assistance in relation to the smooth running of the shop as may requested by the Shop Manager.

Volunteer Description:

  • We fit ourselves around you. However ideally we would like you be able to cover 2 or 3 shifts a week.
  • Our Charity Shops are located in Mersea, Burnham, Ware, Royston, Hitchin and Buntingford.

Volunteer Retail Assistant (all shops)

How to apply

Contact our Volunteer Manager Jane Morton on 0345 2417 690 or at jane.morton@ehaat.org

Driver and Event Setup Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to help us transport materials to and from events as well as assist in setting up and dismantling equipment.

Key Volunteer Activities:

  • Collecting merchandise boxes and equipment (gazebo, tables, chairs etc) from our office and delivering these either to an event or to another volunteer.
  • Assist with setting up at the event and help with the erection of the gazebo.
  • Return at the end of the event to help pack away and dismantle equipment.
  • Return merchandise and equipment back to the office.

Volunteer Description:

  • This role is flexible with hours to suit however assistance with events is normally needed on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • Based in and around your local area.

Role Description – Driver & Event Setup Volunteer

How to apply

Contact our Volunteer Manager Jane Morton on 0345 2417 690 or at jane.morton@ehaat.org

EHAAT Event Volunteer

We are looking for fantastic volunteers to support our in house events. EHAAT hosts a variety of its own events every year such as our Casino & Curry Night,
Strictly Air Ambulance and Motorcycle run, among many others – all help to raise much needed funds and awareness for our Charity.

Key Volunteer Activities:

  • Sell branded charity merchandise
  • Marshalling
  • Holding a donation bucket to help raise funds
  • Wearing our ‘Pilot Pete’ Mascot
  • Being part of the Heli-landing team
  • Promote the charity and inspire people to support EHAAT

Volunteer Description:

  • This role is flexible and we will fit ourselves around you.
  • Based in and around your local area. Our Events take place in various locations throughout Essex and Hertfordshire.

Role Description – EHAAT Event Volunteer

How to apply

Contact our Volunteer Manager Jane Morton on 0345 2417 690 or at jane.morton@ehaat.org

Public Speaking Volunteer

We are looking for confident public speakers to deliver our presentation at various events in the local community.

Key Volunteer Activities:

  • To speak to the public and raise awareness about the vital work of our Charity
  • Deliver bespoke presentations to diverse groups of people. This could be businesses, schools or community groups
  • Inspire groups to support EHAAT

Volunteer Description:

  • This role is flexible and we will fit ourselves around you.
  • Based in and around your local area.

Role Description – Public Speaking Volunteer

How to apply

Contact our Volunteer Manager Jane Morton on 0345 2417 690 or at jane.morton@ehaat.org

Visitor Centre Volunteer

We are looking for confident individuals to give guided tours of our Visitor Centre’s based at our Airbases in Earls Colne and North Weald.

Key Volunteer Activities:

  • Welcome individuals and groups to the Visitor Centre
  • Ensure the visitor centre is clean and tidy before and after each visit
  • Deliver presentations to diverse groups of people, sometimes including young children
  • Give a tour of the Visitor Centre and the helicopter (if available)
  • Raise awareness of the Charity and inspire groups to support EHAAT, through fundraising etc.
  • Serve refreshments to guests
  • Selling merchandise
  • Ensure Visitor Centre is locked and alarms activated once the tour has ended (if after operational
    hours)

Volunteer Description:

  • This role is flexible however the tour usually lasts for around 2 hours. Visitor tours can take place any day of the week, with the exception of Tuesday and Friday. Ideally we would like you to commit to at least one tour per month.
  • Our Airbases are located at Earls Colne and North Weald.

Role Description – Visitor Centre Volunteer

How to apply

Contact our Volunteer Manager Jane Morton on 0345 2417 690 or at jane.morton@ehaat.org

Volunteer Tin Collector

We are looking for volunteers to distribute, collect and monitor our collection tins in the local community.

Key Volunteer Activities:

  • Coordinate the regular collection and distribution of tins
  • Identify potential sites to display new collection tins
  • Deliver collection tins to the agreed locations and ensure necessary paperwork is completed.
  • Follow up on tins 2-3 times a year, or when required, to assess whether they are full and need collecting and replacing.
  • Cleaning and maintaining the collection tins (you will be provided with all the information and resources to do this)

Volunteer Description:

  • The role is flexible and we fit ourselves around you. You can take on as many tins as you feel you can manage.
  • Based in and around your local area.

Role Description – Volunteer Tin Collector

How to apply

Contact our Volunteer Manager Jane Morton on 0345 2417 690 or at jane.morton@ehaat.org

Schools Ambassador

We are looking for a volunteer to help us build relationships with Primary and Secondary schools in Essex and Hertfordshire. Working with schools gives us the opportunity to engage with children, to educate them on the work of EHAAT and the importance of fundraising, thus increasing revenue for the Charity.

Key Volunteer Activities:

  • Research and identify potential schools within your County
  • Make contact with schools to introduce yourself, the Fundraising Team and Charity
  • Arrange a meeting at the school to discuss how they can support their local Air Ambulance
  • Present Charity PowerPoint presentations within both assembly and classroom environments
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with the school contact
  • Provide support to ensure the school has everything they need to fundraise effectively
  • Update the school with current charity events and initiatives
  • Work closely with our Fundraising Coordinator
  • Attend update sessions to ensure your Charity knowledge is in line with current key facts and figures

Volunteer Description:

  • This is a new volunteer role and hours required will vary
  • During the early stages we would like you to be office based for training and research purposes (Essex office based in Earls Colne, Herts office based in Little Hadham)
  • We are seeking volunteers who can commit to a minimum of two visits per month. Presentations could take place at any point during the school day.

To find out more information please click on the role description link below:

Role Description – Schools Ambassador

How to apply

Contact our Volunteer Manager Jane Morton on 0345 2417 690 or at jane.morton@ehaat.org

Warehouse Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to help organise stock in our Warehouse.

Key Volunteer Activities:

  • Based at our Warehouse in Stevenage
  • Assisting with the donations of stock, by sorting and steaming and preparing for shop floor
  • Maintaining good stock rotation and levels at all times
  • Understanding the Charities key standards and Values
  • Becoming familiar with our Health and Safety Policies and being able to convey these to other volunteers
  • Maintaining a clean and tidy work place which encourages a happy environment to work in
  • Commitment to being part of a regular rota
  • Giving any other assistance in relation to the smooth running of the warehouse as may requested by the Warehouse Manager.

Volunteer Description:

  • We fit ourselves around you. However ideally we would like you be able to cover 2 or 3 shifts a week.

Volunteer Warehouse Assistant.

How to apply

Contact our Warehouse Manager, Kerie Lovelock on 01438 532037 or at kerie.lovelock@ehaat.org

Call us: 0345 2417 690

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust is a registered charity in England and Wales (1108989). Registered company in England and Wales (05397840). Registered address: Flight House, The Business Centre, Earls Colne Business Park, Earls Colne, Colchester CO6 2NS.

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