The Ambulance Wish Foundation UK’s mission is to give terminally ill and elderly people the resources, specialist transport and care they need to fulfil a wish.
With experienced volunteers and adapted ambulances, we fulfil the desires of those who hope of one final wish but need assistance. Wishes can range from fish and chips at the seaside, visits to family members, watch their favourite sporting
team anything is possible.
To do this we rely on volunteers, can you spare one day a month? We are looking for people to do the following roles-
Wish Attendant Volunteer
Provide any support to the patient whilst in our care
Assist with the wish and all the patient needs
Support and liaise with the family of the patient pre/post wish where necessary
Liaise with the contact at the wish venue if required
Ambulance Driver Volunteers
Complete and pre and post-trip checks of the vehicle
Complete all necessary paperwork per trip
Manual handling of the stretcher /wheelchair
Report any mechanical/technical issues found with the vehicle
Liaise with the contact at the wish venue, if required
Branch Co-ordinator Role
Recruit volunteers in local area
Brief volunteers on their roles and provide them with the all relevant information
Liaise and meet (virtually under current Government guidelines) with local volunteers on regular basis to motivate and support, aiding retention
Contact and support volunteers following a wish to ensure their wellbeing
Issue all AWF information, keeping volunteers updated of national developments and opportunities
Attend local volunteer events as representative of AWF-UK
Share best practise and achievements with the AWF-UK Management Team
Wish Researcher Role
Coordinate the process of granting wishes
Research all options for delivering wishes
Coordinate all specific aspects involved with the wish, including but not limited to: transportation, accommodations, services, medical equipment, liability forms
Assist to define wish and clarify process with volunteers and wish families.
Communicate with health care professionals; volunteers and family members to ensure each wish proceeds in the best interest of the service user
Monitor progress of each wish and ensure wish proceeds in a timely manner.
Complete Wish Record Data entry to ensure each record is complete and up to date
Community Fundraiser Role
Placing collection boxes in appropriate sites in your local area.
Dealing with the administration of the collection boxes(includes collecting and count money, paying into the AWF-UK bank account, providing receipts and keeping records of money collected at each site).
Identifying new sites in your local area where collection boxes can be placed.
Supporting us at street and store collections.
Collect and bank public cheque donations from around your local area, liaising with local charity ambassador.
Promote the Ambulance Wish Foundation UK by helping convey our fundraising messages, using social media, local media in your local area.
Supporting our local and national campaigns.
Events Coordinator Role
Identify opportunities to hold local events including attending local summer fairs, county shows, music festivals etc
Understand all requirements for each event
Plan event with attention to financial and time constraints
Book venues, contact speakers, ‘star attendees’ etc
Contact and work with the local Branch Manager to find appropriate volunteers
Research vendors (catering, decorators, musicians etc.) and choose the best combination of quality and cost (negotiating to achieve the most favourable terms)
Manage all event operations (publicity, preparation to clear up).
Do final checks at the day of the event to ensure everything meets standards
Resolve any developing problems as quickly as possible.
Evaluate the event’s success and disseminate information to all branches
Give general talks to raise awareness of charity throughout local health and social care services, local community groups and local businesses.
Give talks to community organisations who have supported or who are considering supporting The Ambulance Wish Foundation - UK
Attend cheque presentations or local events on behalf of The Ambulance Wish Foundation and officially thanking donors and hosts for their support
Give school, college and university talks to classes and assemblies
Seek and facilitate approaches to local organisations and schools Identify and develop potential fundraising opportunities within local groups.
Please contact us if you would like more information on how you can become part of something amazing!