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Volunteer Recruitment

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust proudly offers both patient facing and non-patient facing volunteering opportunities. All vacancies are advertised on the NHS Jobs website and are subject to relevant recruitment / HR checks.

If you are unable to find a current recruitment campaign for the role you are interested in we welcome you to register interest here: Volunteer Expression of Interest. We will contact you when the next recruitment campaign starts in your selected area for the roles selected.

(Personal details will be stored from this survey for 12 months and then removed)

 

Estimated 2022/2023 volunteer recruitment campaigns (subject to change, dates not confirmed and provided as guidance only)

Community First Responder Recruitment

Expected advert open

Expected advert close

Expected Interviews

Expected Training weekend 1

Expected Training weekend 2

County

16 May

27 May

13 - 19 June

2 - 3 July

16 - 17 July

Cornwall

27 June

8 July

13 - 14 Aug

27 - 28 Aug

Dorset

25 July

5 Aug

22 - 28 Aug

10 - 11 Sep

24 - 29 Sep

Bristol & Somerset

25 July

5 Aug

22 - 28 Aug

10 - 11 Sep

24 - 29 Sep

N&E Devon

5 Sep

16 Sep

3 - 9 Oct

22 - 23 Oct

5 - 6 Nov

Wiltshire

5 Sep

16 Sep

3 - 9 Oct

22 - 23 Oct

5 - 6 Nov

Cornwall

3 Oct

14 Oct

31 Oct - 6 Nov

19 - 20 Nov

3 - 4 Dec

S&W Devon

3 Oct

14 Oct

31 Oct - 6 Nov

19- 20 Nov

3 - 4 Dec

Dorset

12 Dec

23 Dec

9 - 15 Jan

28 - 29 Jan

11 - 12 Feb

N&E Devon

12 Dec

23 Dec

9 - 15 Jan

28 - 29 Jan

11 - 12 Feb

S&W Devon

23 Jan

3 Feb

20 - 26 Feb

11 - 12 Mar

25 - 26 Mar

Wiltshire

23 Jan

3 Feb

20 - 26 Feb

11 - 12 Mar

25 - 26 Mar

Gloucestershire

20 Feb

3 Mar

20 - 26 Mar

22 - 23 Apr

6 - 7 May

Bristol & Somerset

20 Feb

3 Mar

20 - 26 Mar

8 - 9 Apr

22 - 23 Apr

Gloucestershire

 

Current recruitment locations

We want to make the whole of the South West a safer place to live. To achieve this, recruitment areas are under constant review and will be updated on each campaign. This helps ensure we meet the needs of the communities across the South West.

 

 Ambulance Service Volunteer - Crew Welfare Car Recruitment

 

Advert dates (on NHS Jobs)

Role suitability discussions

All Crew Welfare Car areas*

Monday 1st - Sunday 28th August

12th -14th September

All Crew Welfare Car areas*

Monday 3rd - Sunday 30th October

14th – 16th November

All Crew Welfare Car areas*

Thursday 1st - Saturday 31st December

16th – 18th January

All Crew Welfare Car areas*

Wednesday 1st - Tuesday 28th February

13th March – 15th March

*Truro, Plymouth, Bristol, Bournemouth, Gloucester and Swindon.

Who can I talk to?

If you would like any additional information please contact the Community Responder Officer for the county that you would like to volunteer in.

Role Descriptions

Community First Responder 

Ambulance Service Volunteer

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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