You can help save lives

Thames Valley Air Ambulance is a charity that relies on support from the public to survive and keep saving lives. We have a team of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers who are committed to keeping us operational.

The team is brilliant but we are on the look-out for more people across our region (Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire) who can spare some time and volunteer with us.

What can I do to help?

Are you interested in volunteering in Oxfordshire, Berkshire or Buckinghamshire? We are recruiting for the following roles.

Register your interest or call 0300 999 0135 to chat with one of our team.

Collection Box Coordinator
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Do you have a few hours a month to spare? We are looking for people to manage local collection tins for Thames Valley Air Ambulance. Transport is essential and out of pocket expenses can be reimbursed.

Role Tasks

  • To replace full collection boxes with empty boxes.
  • To complete a receipt for the site holder and TVAA.
  • To identify potential sites to hold collection boxes to increase the funds for TVAA.
  • To maintain the relationship with the site holder.

Skills needed

  • Good communication.
  • Administration.
  • Reliability.
  • Full driving licence.
  • Knowledge of local area.

Hours

  • Ad hoc

Event Equipment Driver
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Are you physically fit and enjoy driving? We are looking for people to transport event equipment to and from events locally to them and also to help assemble and dismantle event equipment. The role will not necessarily need the volunteer to stay throughout the duration of the event. A full and clean driving licence is essential.

Role Tasks

  • To drive to and from events
  • To help to assemble and erect event equipment
  • To dismantle equipment at the end of event

Skills needed

  • Full & clean driving licence
  • Reliable
  • Trustworthy
  • Physically fit
  • Enthusiastic

Hours

  • Ad hoc
  • Weekdays and weekends

Event Volunteer
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Do you enjoy attending events and talking to people? We are looking for volunteers to attend events, sell our merchandise and chat to people about the charity.

Role Tasks

  • To work alongside other volunteers to man our charity stand at events
  • To help set up and dismantle charity stand
  • To engage with general public
  • Be an ambassador of the charity

Skills needed

  • Transport (desirable)
  • To be able to work under own initiative
  • Trustworthy
  • Enthusiastic
  • Reliable
  • Confident

Hours

  • Ad hoc
  • Weekdays and weekends

Public Speaker
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Are you a good public speaker who likes to meet people? We are looking for speakers to talk about the Thames Valley Air Ambulance and raise awareness about the work we do. Full training will be given. Transport is essential and all out of pocket expenses are reimbursed.

Role Tasks

    • To deliver presentations confidently (preferably PowerPoint) to different groups of people within our community.
    • To raise awareness of the charity, our work and our need for support; both financially and through volunteering.
  • To actively seek groups of people to deliver talks to.

Skills needed

  • Good communication
  • Presentation skills – to be able to adapt presentations to a variety of audiences
  • Reliability
  • Full driving licence

Hours

  • Ad hoc
  • Weekdays, evenings and weekends

Open Gardens Volunteer
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Do you have a passion for gardens? We are looking for volunteers to help with our Open Garden Scheme between April to September.

Role Tasks

  • Volunteer at gardens – entry fees, teas, coffees, general ambassador of the charity
  • Help with set up and take down of the event

Skills needed

  • Interest in gardening
  • To be able to work under own initiative
  • Trustworthy
  • Enthusiastic
  • Reliable
  • Confident

Hours

  • Ad hoc
  • Weekdays and weekends

Volunteer Group
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Do you enjoy organising and coordinating events? Do you enjoy working closely with others? We are looking for enthusiastic and organised people to create volunteer groups to undertake their own fundraising for the charity. The groups would comprise of a Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary and group members.

Role Tasks

  • To undertake their own fundraising as a group in aid of TVAA
  • To manage the volunteer group as a team, conduct regular meetings and organise own paperwork and accounts
  • To work closely with the TVAA Volunteer Fundraising Manager

Skills needed

  • Transport
  • To be able to work under own initiative and as a team
  • Trustworthy
  • Enthusiastic
  • Reliable
  • Confident

Hours

  • Ad hoc
  • Weekdays and weekends

Register your interest or call 0300 999 0135 to chat with one of our team.