Volunteering and volunteers
We are very lucky to be supported by our active and valued volunteers and we're always looking for more people to join them. we have a variety of different roles that you could get involved with, depending on what you're interested in doing. These include:
Community first responders
Our community first responders are volunteers who are trained by us to attend certain types of emergency calls in th e area where they live or work. Their aim is to reach a potential life threatening emergency in the first vital minutes before the ambulance crew arrives.
Volunteer car drivers
Our volunteer car drivers are volunteers who live and work in the local community and they give up their time to assist our Patient Transport Service, by transporting patients to and from hospital appointments, treatment centres and other health facilities. They play an essential role providing patient care and for the patients they help, volunteer car drivers are the face of the service.
Trust user group
Our Trust User group (TUG) are an independent group of volunteers from around the region who help us identify ways of improving services and support us with a range of activities. They are our critical friends.
The Q volunteering programme is a new social action scheme which the Trust is leading on. The main aim of our Q-volunteers will be to work in their communities helping to promote self-care with a focus on long-term health conditions. Training is provided.