Become a volunteer with us and help save lives in your community!
We are looking for volunteers for the following positions:
The Heartstart course is run by a professionally qualified trainer who is assisted by several Course Facilitators. No experience is necessary for the Course Facilitator role, full training will be provided.
The Course Facilitator would have the following duties:
- Assist with the setting up of the training room prior to the course start
- Assist with welcoming the course attendees
- During practical sessions (practice of CPR and recovery position) help the course attendees to achieve the correct technique (full training will be provided)
- Assist with tidy up of training room after course completion
Potential volunteers will be invited to attend one of the courses (courses are free of charge) to ascertain if they wish to join the KCFRT.
There are no age restrictions, however volunteers must be fairly able bodied, enough to kneel and perform cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
We would particularly be interested to hear from people with experience of delivering training, as for the right candidate, there may be opportunities to progress and train to become a Heartstart trainer.
We attend various community events throughout the year and we require volunteers to help organise and run these. An event will typically consist of a stall with a tombola and a lucky dip. The events give us an opportunity raise money but also to promote our services to the community. No specific qualifications or previous experience is needed as full training is given. However, we are looking for people who are friendly, patient, reliable and trustworthy. Good communication skills are also important.
Volunteers would need to have a commitment to supporting the health of the community and maybe some creativity and the ability to put ‘fun’ into fundraising.
To find out more call 01565 631324 or click here to send us a message.
We are also looking for volunteers to become Community First Responders. Responders are trained and activated by North West Ambulance NHS Service NHS Trust to attend certain local 999 calls where time can make the difference between life and death. Such calls would include Chest Pain, Breathing Difficulties, Cardiac Arrest, Unconsciousness, Fitting, Arrest of Haemorrhage and Diabetic Emergencies. The responder provides care and support to the patient and relatives until the arrival of the emergency ambulance. It is a very rewarding role, and full training is provided, no prior experience is necessary. If you are interested in finding out more please visit the Knutsford First Responder site here or the North West Ambulance First Responder site here.