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Ambulance Service Volunteers (Non-patient facing)

The South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust offer Volunteer placements across the organisation in non-patient facing environments.

As an Ambulance Service Volunteer you are a valued member of our service, supporting our organisation to deliver its mission, vision and uphold our values, willingly and without pay. This role is highly rewarding and offers opportunities to meet new people and learn valuable social and lifesaving skills through the training and ongoing support provided by South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.

Ambulance Service Volunteers operate as part of a county and regional group, supported by local Ambulance Service leadership to deliver directorate and departmental goals. This team approach offers an interactive experience which is supportive, like minded and community driven.

Roles supported:

Crew Welfare Car – Our Volunteers support crew welfare at local Emergency Departments. The role involves being part of a team to maintain a refreshments provision with tasks that include stock management, driving the crew welfare vehicle (some opportunities also available for non-drivers), making and serving hot drinks and other light refreshments.

Vehicle movements – Supporting our fleet department to move vehicles across the Trust area.

Public Engagement Support – Supporting our Public Engagement Team at public engagement events.

Fundraising – Supporting the Ambulance Service Charity with fundraising events.


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South Western Ambulance Charity

The South Western Ambulance Charity, founded in 1995, uses gifted monies to benefit those in our communities who use our service and to improve the welfare of the staff and volunteers of the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. 

Our charitable support covers Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire including Bristol and Swindon.

If you would like to show your appreciation for the care that you or your loved one has received from us in the form of a charitable donation please visit our online giving website: Donate to South Western Ambulance Charity | Give as you Live Donate