Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (Scottish Borders)

Charity registered in Scotland SC041845

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA)– saving and improving lives in every corner of Scotland, 365 days a year. Since the service launched in 2013, the charity has responded to over 3,600 time-critical emergencies. As the country’s only charity-funded air ambulance, SCAA relies entirely on public donations to fuel its life-saving flights that bring help and hope to those su¬ffering serious injury or illness. An integral part of Scotland’s frontline emergency response network, SCAA can reach 90% of Scotland’s population within 25 minutes including remote and rural areas that are difficult to access by road, flying expert paramedic care to the scene and providing speedy onward transfer to specialist hospitals.

Current opportunities

Join our friendly SCAA team as a Speaker. Attending pre-arranged talks with local groups, Speakers provide insight into our work and highlight emotional patient stories. We seek friendly individuals and no formal experience needed. Sign up to one of our pre-arranged talks. Contact the organisation to introduce yourself and confirm closer to the date. Provide an engaging and informative talk utilising SCAA kit to a local group, answering questions and helping raise awareness of SCAA and its work in the community. Highlight the various ways to support SCAA through fundraising, volunteering, and social media. Follow SCAA banking procedure when you receive donations. Occasionally work with another Volunteer or Staff Member and provide feedback to Community Fundraiser. This role has both in-person and virtual opportunities.

Join our friendly SCAA team as Can Collectors, by raising awareness and funds we can keep saving time and saving lives across all of Scotland. Speak with local shops and businesses about the life-saving work SCAA provides and placing a new can if they are happy. Keep SCAA updated on locations of cans. Monitor your area of cans if they need collected. Some are busier than others. Uplift full cans and providing clean, empty cans. Count and bank locally (some banks have change counters, but not all). Contact the office with details of the funds, they will send a thank you and update you on how much was raised.