Volunteer Information

Volunteers are welcome from all walks of life. No previous training or first aid/medical experience is required as full training is given by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service's Community Defibrillation team.

Do you think you could deal with:
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Unconscious 
  • Chest pains 
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • Epileptic Emergencies
  • Stroke (CVA)
  • Anaphylaxis (allergic reaction)
  • Choking
Volunteers are expected to commit to providing at least 4 hours cover each week (excluding personal holidays etc.), and must have access to their own motor vehicle (sorry motorcycles not permitted) and must hold motor insurance that includes cover for voluntary work.

Community responders are required to obey the high way code and traffic laws of ordinary motorists. Keeping to the speed limits and being mindful of other road users is essential.  The response times for the emergency calls are still improved and prompt medical attention is delivered, because the volunteers are local to the incidents.

All volunteers are subject to enhanced CRB checks including areas relevent to the protection of vulnerable adults.