Volunteering

Anyone can volunteer
- all you need is a little
spare time and a big desire
to help

There are lots of ways you can get involved and help us provide our life saving service in your community.

You can expect many benefits from volunteering including meeting new, like-minded people, the chance to keep your skills up to date and develop new ones, and a real sense of pride knowing that you are helping to fund a local and essential emergency service that wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for volunteers.

Below are some of the ways you can support us. If you have ideas of your own we’d love to hear from you. Register here and one of our fundraising team will be in touch as soon as possible.

Set up a fundraising group in your area

Fundraising groups are becoming increasingly important to our work. In order to reduce fundraising costs we are seeking committed and capable volunteers to set up groups in their local community to raise awareness of who we are and what we do. By reaching more people we can be there for everyone when they need us, no matter who, not matter where, no matter when.
To set up your own fundraising group you will need to be passionate about the work of the Charity and the service we offer. You will need to lead others and inspire them to do their best. You will be able to recruit others to join your group as members and in key roles. You will chair meetings, organize your group to get the best from the members and you will have a professional approach to fundraising. A good knowledge of your local community would be an advantage as would good IT skills. You will organize your own program of fundraising events throughout the year supported by your group and a dedicated TVACAA fundraiser who will be there to support and advise you.

Register your interest in this role here and select Set up a fundraising group in your area from the list
Open Gardens Coordinator

open-gardensOur Open Gardens Scheme is very successful raising over 60 thousand pounds a year for us and we have ambitious plans to grow it.

If you are passionate about the work of the Charity and a keen gardener with great organisation and communication skills, you could coordinate activity in your area. You would need to have a good knowledge of your local area, be able to speak confidently to members of your community about promoting and participating in the scheme and be happy to work alongside a dedicated member of our team making Open Gardens a continued success.

Register your interest in this role here and select Become an Open Gardens Coordinator from the drop done list
Collection Box Coordinator

collection-boxSmall change makes a big difference to us. We have around 4500 collection boxes across Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire and last year we raised an enormous £120,000 through this simple but effective way to fundraise.

We need volunteers with a good knowledge of their local community to help us place more collection boxes. You will be placing collection boxes in shops, cafes, garden centres; anywhere you can think of that will support us. You will keep track of where your collection boxes are, how quickly they fill up, when they need replacing and keep accurate records of money from each one. You will then bank the donated money, give a certificate of thanks to supporters and send us a cheque for the proceeds. You will need excellent organizational skills, be reasonably mobile and be able to handle cash.
Register your interest in this role here and select Become a Collection Box Coordinator in your area from the drop down list

Promotions Volunteer

partnerWe need more people to fundraise for our life saving service. We have a series of different events through the calendar year and we need ambitious volunteers to help promote these to the local community and to help us recruit more people to take part and to hold their own fundraising event for us.

You can commit as much or as little time as you have spare. You can attend events with other volunteers to promote the Charity or you could stock up on flyers and posters for particular events near you so you can leave them in shops, libraries, schools, businesses, health clinics, cafes and other places you visits. You could use your social media skills to blog and tweet about our up and coming events or ask your frends and colleagues to display posters and flyers for you. Whatever you can do to help raise awarness of our events will help keep our vital service in the air.

Register your interest in this role here and select Become a Promotions Volunteer in your area from the drop down list
Volunteer Speaker

talkOur volunteer speakers attend various speaking engagements on our behalf and give talks about our life saving work across three counties. To be a volunteer speaker you will need to be a confident public speaker and be able to tailor your presentation to your audience. We will provide you with the presentation material you need and you can then source speaking opportunities in your local community. We get many requests for speakers so you will have plenty to do. You will be passionate about our work, have strong communication skills and the ability to connect with different sorts of audiences, young and old.

Register your interest in this role here and select Become Volunteer Speaker in your area from the drop down list
Events Volunteer

specialDo you enjoy attending different events and talking to different people? We are looking for volunteers to attend events and work alongside other volunteers to staff our Charity stand at events.
All you need to excel at this role is a passion for the work of the Charity and a desire to see us grow and provide an even better life saving service to the people in your community.

Register your interest in this role here and select Become an Events Volunteer from the drop down list
Drive Our Exhibitions van

van-driverAre you physically fit and do you enjoy driving? We are looking for people to drive either their vehicle or our exhibition van to and from events and help to assemble and dismantle our fundraising stands. You will need to be strong and physically fit, have good knowledge of your local area, be available early in the morning and late in the day and have a full and clean driving licence.

Register your interest in this role here and select Become a Volunteer Van Driver from the drop down list.