Volunteer roles

Volunteers are the backbone of HIOWAA and we are constantly looking for people to join the team and help spread the word about our life-saving work.  If you are friendly, positive, passionate and enthusiastic and have some time to spare, HIOWAA would like to hear from you.

Whatever your special talents or interests, we should be able to utilise them to find something you will enjoy and that will be beneficial to the charity. Below are some suggestions of possible roles you might enjoy.

If you are interested in volunteering for your local Air Ambulance, or have any queries, please contact Clegg on 02380 333377 or on clegg@hiowaa.org.

 

What will I be doing?

  • Attending a variety of events including community and corporate events, as well as festivals.
  • Manning our merchandise stand.
  • Collecting donations in collection buckets
  • Acting as an information source for members of the public; answering questions and promoting the work of HIOWAA.
  • Assisting with setting up and setting down the event.
  • Promoting our schools campaigns – Be a 999 Hero and Lifelines.
  • Helping to recruit other members of the public to join the HIOWAA volunteer team.

What skills do I need?

You need to be a friendly, outgoing person with a confident and approachable manner, along with good communication skills.

How much time will I need to commit?

As with all our roles, HIOWAA are completely flexible and you can give as much or as little time as you wish. This role is busy within the summer months with the winter months being quieter.

What about support and development?

You will be given full training to assist with events, along with regular updates about the charity. You will also be given access to a training programme which will involve various training events throughout the year.

You will have the chance to gain and develop new skills as well as to develop existing skills and a full reference will be provided upon request. You will also have the opportunity to meet new people and make some great friends along the way.

What will I be doing?

  • Attending primary schools and youth groups from the ages of 2-11 years old, delivering the award winning interactive presentation – Be a 999 Hero, lasting 30 minutes
  • Directing and helping our mascot at presentations
  • Attend secondary schools, delivering an interactive workshop to Key Stage 3 students (11-14 Years Old)

What skills do I need?

You need to have some experience of interacting with young people. You will need to be enthusiastic and energetic, as well as being able to talk with confidence.
You will need to be friendly, outgoing and proactive, with good communication skills.

How much time will I need to commit?

This is up to you and we are completely flexible. Our Schools and Youth Coordinator will contact you regarding presentations in your area, and to discuss your availability.

What about support and development?

You will be given full training, and will shadow a number of presentations before being shadowed yourself, in the form of a mentoring scheme.

You will also be given access to a training programme which will involve various training events throughout the year.

You will have the chance to gain and develop new skills as well as to develop existing skills and a full reference will be provided upon request. You will also have the opportunity to meet new people and make some great friends along the way.

All reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

What will I be doing?

  • Talking to groups, promoting HIOWAA and the work we do.
  • Answering any questions the groups may have.
  • Collecting donations, speaker fees and often selling merchandise.
  • Helping recruit other members of the public to join the HIOWAA volunteer team.

What skills do I need?

You will need to be able to talk in front of a group of people with confidence. You also need to be outgoing, friendly and proactive with good communication skills.

How much time will I need to commit?

This is up to you and we are completely flexible. Talks aren’t regular but more on an ad-hoc basis. The office will contact you when a talk comes in within your area and discuss your availability.

What about support and development?

You will be given full training, and will shadow a number of presentations before being shadowed yourself, in the form of a mentoring scheme.

You will also be given access to a training programme which will involve various training events throughout the year.

You will have the chance to gain and develop new skills as well as to develop existing skills and a full reference will be provided upon request. You will also have the opportunity to meet new people and make some great friends along the way.

All reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

What will I be doing?

  • Placing and changing collection pots within your local area.
  • Keeping an accurate record of collection pot locations, alongside the office admin team.
  • Proactively visiting current pot locations to ensure the relationship with the venue is maintained.
  • Returning the collection pots to the office to be counted.

What skills do I need?

You need to be friendly, outgoing and proactive. You will also need good communication skills along with good administration skills.

How much time will I need to commit?

This is up to you and we are completely flexible. The office will contact you when an organisation informs us that a collection pot needs changing and if you are available you can agree to change it.

What about support and development?

You will be given full training and shown how to complete the relevant paperwork.

You will also be given access training programme which will involve various training events throughout the year.

You will have the chance to gain and develop new skills as well as to develop existing skills and a full reference will be provided upon request. You will also have the opportunity to meet new people and make some great friends along the way.

All reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

What will I be doing?

  • Attending a variety of events including community and corporate events, as well as festivals dressed as our mascot.
  • Attending our ‘Be a 999 Hero’ presentations at schools across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
  • Promoting the work of HIOWAA.

What skills do I need?

You need to be friendly and outgoing with a confident and approachable attitude. You need to be energetic and comfortable spending long periods of time on your feet.

How much time will I need to commit?

As with all our roles, HIOWAA are completely flexible and you can give as much or as little time as you wish. This role is busy within the summer months with the winter months being quieter.

What about support and development?

You will be given full training and will always be with a HIOWAA representative whilst in the costume.

You will also be given access training programme which will involve various training events throughout the year.

You will have the chance to gain and develop new skills as well as develop existing skills and a full reference will be provided upon request. You will also have the opportunity to meet new people and make some great friends along the way.

All reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

What will I be doing?

  • Dropping off and collecting merchandise and equipment from events using HIOWAA branded vehicles or your own.
  • Towing our POD to an event and back to
    the offices in Nursling, Southampton.

What skills do I need?

You need to be friendly, outgoing, proactive with a full UK driving license with fewer than 9 penalty points. You will need good communication skills and the ability to think on your feet.

A sound knowledge of the geography of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight is also preferred.

You will need a mobile phone with hands free capability too.

How much time do I need to commit?

This is up to you and we are completely flexible. This role is busy within the summer months with the winter months being quieter.

 

What about support and benefits?

You will be given full training to assist at events along with regular updates about the charity and you will be given guidance on what your role involves.

You will also be given access to a training programme which will involve various training events throughout the year. You will have the chance to gain and develop new skills as well as to develop existing skills and a full reference will be provided upon request. You will also have the opportunity to meet new people and make some great friends along the way.

All reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

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