South Central Ambulance Service has a committed team of over 1200 volunteers working across our service.  Volunteering is currently focused on operational delivery, providing clinical excellence and patient experience through the Community First Responder and Co-Responder programmes.  For our Volunteer Car Drivers working within our Patient Transport Service the focus is on ensuring patients in the community are able to access hospital services and attend medical appointments providing a friendly, safe and reliable service.  The SCAS Board recently agreed a new five year volunteering strategy which will seek to introduce a number of new roles both clinical and non-clinical, to support our services.  We have recently agreed a new volunteer strategy that will see the number and variety of volunteer roles increase across SCAS. You can read our new strategy here Volunteer Strategy 2021-2025

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Have you got what it takes?

If you are interested in being a Community First Responder you will need to be: 

      • Physically fit and healthy 
      • Able to carry out effective Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for up to 20 minutes (after training) 
      • Over the age of 18 
      • A car owner with a full UK driving licence 
      • Able to volunteer for 20 hours or more per month 
      • Prepared to have a disclosure and barring service check (DBS) 
      • Prepared to assist in raising funds to support our Charity 

helpforce champions

South Central Ambulance Charity & South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) Community Engagement Team > were shortlisted for a Partnership Working in Volunteering Helpforce Champions Award 2019, providing national recognition of their fantastic contribution to volunteering in the NHS. 


In return you can expect:

  • Professional training delivered by clinically qualified staff 
  • Continual professional development 
  • Full support and welfare services 
  • New friendships 
  • Opportunities to assist us at events across our region 

Register your interest in volunteering

Are you interested in volunteering with SCAS Charity? There are lots of ways to get involved. Use our quick and easy online form to register your interest, you can select on of the following roles: 

  •  Community First Responder  
  •  Volunteer Car Driver  
  •  Helping out in the charity office (Thame) 
  • Volunteering at events 
  • Collecting box co-ordinator  
  • Supporting our community fundraising initiatives 
  • Organising your own fundraising event. 
If you would like to be involved with us in a role not listed above, please email info@sca-charity.org.uk.