In the spotlight: volunteer Liam Vernon

Liam works full-time for the civil service but decided to apply to become a collections volunteer for GNAAS as he has a personal connection to the charity. He said: “Having seen GNAAS in action after a serious accident and knowing that GNAAS has saved at least two of my colleagues lives it was a natural … Continued

How volunteering with GNAAS can benefit your career

Not sure what you want to do in the long run? Volunteering can help you figure out what career suits you, and help you stand out during the application process. We spoke to our volunteer coordinator Ben McWilliams to ask him how joining in with the GNAAS Ground Crew can benefit you in your career. … Continued

In the spotlight: Ron Godfrey

He is involved in emptying collection tins for the charity at regular intervals throughout the year but has also tried his hand at other fundraising activities which are available to volunteers. He said: “After I retired I was looking for voluntary work and because I live in Cumbria, which is a rural area, I understand … Continued

In the spotlight: volunteer Ann Lipscombe

As an ex-deputy headteacher at a secondary school, with more than 30 years’ experience teaching English and History, she decided to put her presentation and teaching skills to use and applied to become a presenter and events volunteer for GNAAS. Ann became a volunteer in October 2017 and mainly delivers community talks in a range … Continued

In the spotlight: volunteer Helena Peace

She said: “After moving into Cumbria a year ago I wanted to get involved with a local charity. After many years of volunteering with various charities I was excited to get involved with GNAAS, an organisation that everyone has so much respect for. “Hamsterley Beast was my first event with GNAAS and I was impressed … Continued

Volunteer James Howarth takes over GNAAS Twitter

The Great North Air Ambulance Service is a charity. Last year, we were called out over 1,000 times and rely on the support from donations and volunteers to save lives. Today is our annual volunteer celebration event, and we are handing over our Twitter account to one volunteer to cover the day.   James Howarth, … Continued

Volunteer at the Great North Run

We need volunteers to help support this amazing event and show our runners just how fantastic they are. If you’re keen as mustard to meet new people and full of beans about supporting a great cause, then we’d love you to join us. Our volunteer coordinator, Ben McWilliams, has all the information you need to … Continued

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