Without people like you donating your time and skills we would not be able to deliver your local air ambulance service. By giving your time you are enabling others to have the gift of time!

Volunteers are integral to ensuring the residents and visitors to the North West have access to a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

By giving your time you are enabling others to have the gift of time!

Volunteers provide much needed additional support to your North West Air Ambulance Charity by being our presence on the ground, raising our profile, increasing awareness, developing new initiatives and attending fundraising events and by providing valuable skills and experience.

There are many ways to get involved dependent upon the amount of time you have to give and skills you wish to share, please see our Current Opportunities for more information.

To apply for any of these positions you can download our Expression of Interest form and return to volunteer@nwaa.net

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

We currently have the following volunteer opportunities…

Retail Volunteer

Join our amazing teams in one of our charity shops!

We’re looking for people to help in our charity shops, we have 13 shops across the North West.

Our shops;

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

Days and times are flexible within our shop opening hours.

This is a flexible role with a variety of tasks from operating the till, greeting customers to sorting stock.

For more information please call our office on 0151 547 7830 or email volunteer@nwaa.net

Bucket Collection Volunteers

Can you spare a few hours to help us raise the vital funds needed to keep our life-saving service in the air?

Our Fundraising team are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help out at bucket collections at pre-booked locations across the North West.

This is an exciting and varied role, we usually ask for 2 hour shifts but times are flexible.

For more information or to sign up for an event please call 0151 547 7830 or email volunteer@nwaa.net

Fundraising Event Volunteer

Events come in all different shapes and sizes; our volunteers might be cheering on supporters taking part in a challenge event one week, raising awareness and collecting money another and taking part in one of our exciting roadshows the next.

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

We’re looking for volunteers across the North West, for more information please see, Fundraising Event Volunteer Role Description


Volunteer Speaker

Help us spread the word about the great work North West Air Ambulance Charity does.

Becoming a volunteer speaker is very rewarding as you get to meet lots of new people that can support NWAA. This could be a short presentation for a community event, accepting a cheque on our behalf or having a chat with people at a networking event.

For more details please see Volunteer Speaker – Role Description

  • 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.


To find our more or to apply for any of these opportunities please complete our Expression of Interest form and return to volunteer@nwaa.net

Alternatively you can contact Rebecca Haynes our Volunteer Development Manager, email – rebecca.haynes@nwaa.net phone – 0800 587 4570

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