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Volunteering Opportunity: Various Roles at Yorkshire Air Ambulance - Calderdale

  • Type of Activity:
    Campaigning and lobbying, Events and stewarding, Fundraising, General and helping
  • Cause / Interest:
    Emergency services and safety
  • Geographical Area(s):
    Calderdale-wide, especially Todmorden.
  • Times for the Opportunity:
  • Volunteer Commitment:
    Long term (Commitment of at least 6 months expected)
  • Skills Required:
    Interpersonal skills, Listening and communication, Teamwork
  • Skills To Gain:
    Interpersonal skills, Leadership, Problem solving
  • Additional / Specific Suitability:
    Doing with a friend, Older People, University students, Employee volunteering, Those looking for work

More Details About This Role

As an Activity Volunteer you will be required to assist the creative skills workshop lead in providing the agreed activities to the group at the scheduled times throughout the year. By doing so you will build strong relationships with the group, their coordinators, and leaders.
Our Building Bridges project delivers free creative workshops to community groups in Yorkshire. The workshops are delivered over an agreed number of weeks, typically 4-6. They are based on arts, crafts, and recycling and are suitable for people of all ages. Items made during the workshops will be sold by YAA with funds going toward the development of the project. The project has been developed to help build bridges between communities and raise awareness of the work of YAA. There will be opportunities to progress to leading creative skills workshops.

This role is an ‘all rounder’ and ideal if you are interested in assisting with a variety of events to help raise funds and awareness of the Charity. You will be attending community events as a representative of the YAA and typical duties would include working on and set up of a stall, attending a cheque presentation, collecting tins, wearing our mascot or bucket collecting at a supermarket!

As a Community Event Volunteer, you will predominantly be helping with the set up and management of stalls across the region with our official merchandise on offer and accepting donations. These are in a large variety of locations, outdoor events or inside venues such as shopping centres and supermarkets. The events we attend are lots of fun and no two days are the same. Our staff and volunteers always get a warm welcome wherever we go.

Our collecting tin stewards visit many shops and businesses across the region and is a substantial income for the Charity. The role will also include counting and banking of these funds as well as ensuring the paperwork is completed correctly.

Online induction once completed online application form

Once we have received the application form, The next stage of the process will consist of a few checks as well as some taster sessions which will give you a chance to attend some events and meet the team. This is your chance to see if volunteering for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance is a good fit for both yourself and the organisation.

What Could Someone Gain From This Role?

Becoming a volunteer for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance has lots of benefits.
You could:
increase your profile and value within your community
build your confidence and gain a sense of achievement
To make new friends and become part of a really great team

And of course it's an opportunity to give something back!

Requirements and Benefits

We are looking for enthusiastic, reliable people to join our lovely team of volunteers to help raise the profile (and all important funding) to ensure that the Yorkshire Air Ambulance can be there for people in need.

You need to be committed to helping - we are offering and looking for flexibility - but you do need to be able to commit to a minimum of 4 events per year.

All our volunteers have to be over 18 years old and under go a DBS check (which we pay for).

You will have a named co-ordinator to support you and there are opportunities throughout the year for training and social events. We also reimburse all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses.

Age / Gender Restrictions

Over 18's only.


Will be provided for each event.


Dependent on the venue we use, access information will be shared at the time.