All volunteers with Devon Freewheelers, no matter what their role, are first and foremost fundraisers, as without fundraising the charity would not be able to operate. All new volunteers will be asked to complete 3 months of fundraising, before undertaking any other role, this gives the charity time to learn about you and for you to learn about about the charity.
The charity is looking for volunteers to assist with all area’s of fundraising, this could include helping at charity or community events. Helping to collect or distribute the charities collection pots or giving talks about the charities work.
The charity is looking for volunteers to control the charities call handling system. The controller shifts are 5pm to 7am on weekdays and 7am to 7am on weekends and bank holidays. The role includes, accepting the incoming calls, inputting them on to our job data area and dispatching the riders. Full training will be given for this role.
The charity is seeking volunteers to ride the ‘Blood Bikes’. To ride one of the charities marked bikes, you are required to have an Advanced Rider Certificate from either RoSPA or IAM and to be over the age of 30. Once you have joined the charity has a rider, you will be given a check ride, and then undertake some shadow shift rides before going on to the rota. If you do not have your advanced certificate, you will more than welcome to join the charity as a fundraiser whilst you obtain it.
The charity is seeking to recruit volunteer drivers to undertake other operational duties within the charity. Drivers for the charity must be over 25 years old, preferably with a full clean license and must have a minimum of 2 years driving experience.
We get lots of requests for speakers to attend a function and present our charity to their audience. This could be a coffee morning with 12 people or the local Lions meeting with 50 people - it's about having the confidence to stand up and speak to a crowd about our work. Speaking to groups can bring in a significant amount of funds to the charity and our calendar is full a least a year in advance and we are in need of speaker support.
Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance - Drivers
Volunteers based in Dorchester and the surrounding area's, provide a whole blood delivery service to the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance every 48 hours, based on a 24 hour duty rota. The role also includes being on call for replenishment runs if the blood is used between scheduled deliveries. The job is completed in a marked vehicle. For insurance purposes all drivers must be over 25 years of age. If you are interested in joining our team, please contact us using the form below.
Devon Air Ambulance NHS Trust
Volunteers based in Devon and the surrounding area's provide a blood products delivery service to two Devon Air Ambulances, one based st Exeter and the second In North Devon. Again this is based on a 24 hour duty rota. The role also includes being on call for replenishment runs if the blood is used between scheduled deliveries. The job is completed in a marked vehicle. For insurance purposes all drivers must be over 25 years of age. If you are interested in joining our team, please contact us using the form below.
Devon Freewheelers are also looking for volunteer response drivers to assist the transplant team with the transport of human tissue for the purposes of transplant. This is a specialist role that would be immediately suited to emergency response drivers who currently hold a valid accredited blue light driving qualification (an Ofqual regulated certificate, FutureQuals, Qualsafe, EFAD, or any police force certification). Police, fire, ambulance and any other emergency service personnel are encouraged to apply along with those who would be prepared to undertake training for the role. Training will be provided to suitable volunteers after a qualifying period of service and fundraising. For more information take a look at our training page.