National Volunteers Week takes place from 1st – 7th June every year. It’s a chance to recognise the fantastic contribution volunteers make to our communities and say thank you.
We have wonderful volunteers at SCAS, some of which are a part of our charity, South Central Ambulance Charity.
We have over 1,200 Community First Responders (CFRs), medical students, military, police and fire Co-Responders trained to respond to life-threatening emergencies. Patients affected by cardiac arrest, heart attack, breathing difficulties or a stroke are able to receive help before our first ambulance response arrive. They are trained by South Central Ambulance Service.
All these Community First Responders (CFRs) are volunteers, and they come from every walk of life. What they have in common is their desire to make a difference by volunteering in emergency situations. Each year our Responders attend over 30,000 incidents. CFRs and Co-Responders are volunteers giving up their time to help save lives in their community. Responders are supported and managed by SCAS’s Community Engagement and Training Team for their training and operational deployment.
Have a look at the SCAS Charity website here. Follow the charities social media pages for updates throughout volunteers week
You can find out more about how you can support the national campaign here