Volunteers play such an integral role in our charity – without them, we simply wouldn’t be here. Volunteers give their time, skills and dedication which enables our lifesaving crew to be there for the most critically ill and injured patients across the North West.

Our North West Air Ambulance Charity volunteers are our advocates in the community. They spend time actively raising our profile, increasing awareness of our lifesaving service and help raise vital funds to keep our crew in the skies and on the ground.

There are lots of ways to get involved and we can help you find a role that suits you best. You could join our retail team in the warehouse or in one of our 14 stores across the North West or you could get involved with our fundraising team as an events volunteer or speaker.

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If you have skills you would like to share with us that aren’t listed below or you would like any more information about volunteering, you can get in touch with the team by email on volunteer@nwaa.net or you can call our head office on 0800 587 4570.

Retail Volunteer

Join our fantastic retail team!

We’re looking for people to help out in our retail stores across the North West. We also have volunteer opportunities at our retail hub in Speke, where our warehouse and eBay team is based.

Our shops;

  • Barrowford
  • Blackburn at Home
  • Blackburn Hospital
  • Congleton
  • Garstang
  • Hale
  • Heswall
  • Kendal
  • Kirkby Lonsdale
  • Lytham
  • Longridge
  • Old Swan
  • Southport
  • Wilmslow

Retail stores

Days and times are flexible within our shop opening hours. This is a brilliant role that offers lots of different opportunities and tasks to get stuck in to. We train volunteers to PAT test electrical donations, operate the till, greet customers and process stock. If you’re a people person, fancy working in retail and have a few hours to spare, this could be the role for you.

Retail hub

Our team of volunteers in our warehouse are experts at stock processing, managing donations and work closely with our delivery team. Volunteers who work on our eBay store get involved with a number of tasks including, researching and pricing products before photographing them and listing them online. If you’re keen to develop your skills, learn more about online trading, have an eye for detail and have a few hours to spare, this could be a great role for you.

Click here to view the role description.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more, please email volunteer@nwaa.net or call our head office on 0800 587 4570.


Fundraising Event Volunteer

Events come in all shapes and sizes and if you’re outgoing, keen to engage with the public or looking for events experience, this could be the role for you.

From bag backs to beer festivals, from cheer squads to medal presenters – event volunteers help support and represent us as we raise vital funds for our service.

Events can take place on any day of the week with a vast number taking place in the evening and at the weekend.

Click here to view the role description.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more, please email volunteer@nwaa.net or call our head office on 0800 587 4570.

Volunteer Speaker

Help us spread the word about our lifesaving service!

Volunteer speakers are our advocates in the community, whether they are attending cheque presentations with local clubs or businesses or delivering presentations to talk about our lifesaving service. Speaker volunteers raise the profile of our charity , they meet lots of people on our behalf at and spread the word about the incredible work we do .

We’re keen to find enthusiastic, confident speakers to join our team.

Click here to view the role description.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more, please email volunteer@nwaa.net or call our head office on 0800 587 4570.


  • Victor’s story
  • Ben’s story
  • Victor Crawford, from Macclesfield, has been a keen supporter of the North West Air Ambulance since 2011. When he stopped full time work, Victor decided to follow his boyhood dream and become a fully qualified pilot. It was through flying at Barton Aerodrome where he first came across a North West Air Ambulance Charity helicopter, which sparked his initial interest in the charity and the work that it does.

    Victor delivers talks and presentations to organisations about his flying experiences and the charity several times each month. In addition to this, Victor also accepts fundraising cheques from organisations as a representative on behalf of the charity.

    Commenting on his charity work, Victor said, “When I was offered a fee for my public speaking, it didn’t feel right to accept the money for doing something that I enjoy. Therefore, it seemed only fitting that I donate my fee to the North West Air Ambulance Charity. It is a wonderful charity, which helps so many people every year and it is great to combine my passion for flying with such a good cause. At the back of my mind there is always the thought that one day I might need them.”

  • Volunteer Ben Thompson hasbeen a keen supporter of the North West Air Ambulance Charity since 2014. Ben came across the charity through his employer United Utilities. After getting involved in fundraising activities with his colleagues, Ben decided he wanted to help the charity further and donates half of his annual leave and spare time to the organisation.

    Ben delivers presentations about the service to many different organisations within the region. In addition to this, he regularly supports the charity at challenge fundraising events and even helps fuel the team in head office with tea!

    Commenting on his volunteering work, Ben said: “I really enjoy this role and I feel that it is very important to spread the charity’s message locally. The North West Air Ambulance is a wonderful charity which relies completely on the generosity of the public to keep it going 365 days of the year and I feel that my work can in turn help others.”

Just a few hours of your time can help keep our helicopter flying and help to save lives in the North West.

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