The Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) is calling for local volunteers to help them raise awareness and funds for their life-saving work over the busy summer months.
The charity provides the critical care and air ambulance for Bath and North East Somerset and surrounding areas and is in desperate need of volunteers across the region.
From January to May this year, the charity’s Critical Care Team attended 62 jobs within Bath and North East Somerset, and a total of 792 across the region they cover, providing emergency treatment to the most critically ill and injured at the scene.
Despite the increasing demand, GWAAC receives no day-to-day government funding and relies solely on the support of its local community to raise awareness of its charitable status and to raise the £3 million a year needed to keep them flying.
As a GWAAC volunteer, you will be a valued member of the charity’s ‘Ground Crew’ – helping out at summer events, talking to community groups, arranging vital bucket collections, and for those who want to try something different, dressing up as the charity’s beloved mascot; Charlie the Critical Care Bear.
Volunteer Coordinator, Claire Harmer, said: “We rely on our volunteers to help us keep flying and providing this vital service within our local community.
“The summer months are always a busy time for us with many great community events coming up and it’s a great opportunity for us to get some of our lovely volunteers out there raising awareness of what we do.
“Their work is invaluable to us all here at GWAAC and we hope in return it is a fun experience and opportunity to get involved with a local charity.”
If you want to help out and become a member of GWAAC’s Ground Crew, get in touch with Claire Harmer via firstname.lastname@example.org or head to www.gwaac.com/volunteer to check out the variety of roles available.