Can you help your ambulance service?
Your local NHS 999 ambulance and 111 care provider (SECAmb) is seeking friendly and enthusiastic people with a bit of spare time to volunteer to support their busy team. They are setting up a dedicated group of Wellbeing Volunteers to play a key role in supporting
staff wellbeing across the NHS Trust. We all know how important it is to ‘care for the carers’: with your help they can raise weary spirits and help their dedicated ambulance people to keep on providing the best possible care to the patients.
Is this you?
Wellbeing Volunteers will support their crews, call-takers and managers in a number of ways, mainly by being on hand when they’re really busy to serve much-needed refreshments and be a friendly face at local hospitals, at 111 and 999 call centres or wherever their people could use the support.
You will be good with people, interested in making a difference and bringing a smile to someone’s face, reliable, and committed to provide support when you have signed up for a shift.
You will be 18 or over and probably have access to your own transport (or good local transport connections). They will also be asking for volunteers to coordinate teams providing wellbeing support in their area, and to recruit more volunteers!
They will provide
Training for the role and clear contact points for support once you have volunteered. There will be a rota where you can select shifts yourself, so your time commitment is entirely flexible – winter is traditionally their busiest period though they may step up the need for wellbeing support at any time. Travel expenses to undertake the role will be paid. You will have the chance to meet the crews and call-takers, and to be part of the 999 and 111 ‘green family’.