Volunteer with us

Volunteer for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance and be part of an innovative and professional life-saving charity that has been in flight since 1998.

Volunteer with us and be a member of our dedicated and inclusive Volunteer Team that helps keeps this life-saving charity operational.

Our amazing trustworthy and passionate volunteers are part of something with a clear and worthwhile purpose and appreciate that volunteering is a great way to be part of a community outside their family, friends and work.

We need many more volunteers across Essex and Hertfordshire to help us spread awareness of the Charity and help raise funds to continue our life-saving work.

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Benefits of volunteering

  • Volunteering is fun and will broaden your horizons.
  • Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills and make friends.
  • Being associated with a well-respected charity is a great confidence booster and gives you a real sense of achievement.
  • Volunteering looks great on a C.V. and shows everyone that you make good use of your spare time.
  • We can give full character references if needed.
  • You decide which volunteering opportunities suit you and how much time you can give.
  • You will be helping a local charity raise vital funds.
  • Volunteering is good for mental well-being.

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Ways to help

Our dedicated volunteers help by donating their time, energy and skills in a range of roles, such as holding a collection bucket, looking after a collection tin round, manning a branded merchandise stall, public speaking, collecting cheques on our behalf, hosting Visitor Centre Tours at our airbases, marshalling at our events, deliver leaflets locally and helping in our shops or offices. You can help by offering your expertise, or why not try something new? Full training is provided.

Whatever your ability or motivation, we are sure there will be something to interest you.

Look at the different volunteer roles to see how you could help support our life-saving work.

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Get involved

It’s great to be part of a team and our volunteers come together regularly, whether it’s through meeting whilst volunteering or at one of our annual volunteer events.  There are opportunities to meet and learn from the operational team too – you will be given special opportunities to see the helicopter up close and meet the crew, to learn first-hand the essential work of Essex & Herts Air Ambulance.

Your staff teams will keep you updated on charity news and you will regularly receive information about volunteering opportunities, so you can choose the ones that appeal to you.  When a big event is on, such as our Motorcycle Runs (held in both Essex and Herts) or Air Ambulance Week in September it’s all hands on deck!

We’re sure you’ll find your volunteering experience rewarding and we can’t fly without you!

Feeling inspired? Our Volunteer Team would love to hear from you. Complete the application form below and start your journey with EHAAT today!

*Our sites are COVID-19 secure, however, some volunteering opportunities have been reduced* 

Information if you have a disability: we are committed to ensuring fair treatment throughout the volunteer recruitment process.  We will make adjustments to enable applicants to compete to the best of their ability wherever it is reasonable to do so and, if successful, to assist them during their volunteering.

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Lottery Hotline: 0345 2417 688

Donate: Text ‘HELI’ to 70588 to give £5

You will be charged £5, plus your standard network rate. 100% of your donation will go to Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT). By texting, you agree that EHAAT may phone or text you to tell you about our work. If you would prefer not to hear from us again, text HELI NO to 70588.

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust is a registered charity in England and Wales (1108989). Registered company in England and Wales (05397840). Registered address: Flight House, The Business Centre, Earls Colne Business Park, Earls Colne, Colchester CO6 2NS.

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