As a volunteer you will play a vital role in helping us to keep our two helicopters flying 365 days a year and saving lives across East Anglia.

We completely depend on a dedicated, diverse and flexible group of individuals who volunteer to support us in delivering this lifesaving service. We have around 300 volunteers who dedicate their time and skills in many different ways. We are hugely grateful and proud of all our volunteers.

Some of our volunteers give their time regularly whilst others help out occasionally. Every hour of time given to us can make a huge difference.

Volunteering with the EAAA is really simple:

1  Check out our current volunteer vacancies page to find a role that you’re interested in.

2  Apply for the role by downloading and filling out our volunteer application form.

Once we have received your application we can invite you to an informal interview and then an induction. If necessary, you will receive relevant training and further support.

Already an EAAA volunteer? Log in to our volunteer resource portal here.

I enjoy everything I do for the EAAA and feel, for the first time since my husband died, that I have a purpose and that I am doing something useful with my time. – Vicki George

Why volunteer for us?


You will always be fully supported in whatever role you choose, either by a fellow volunteer or a member of staff. Our Volunteer Development Officer is always on hand to help and deal with any questions or concerns.


There are opportunities to progress in your volunteering career with EAAA. This really depends on you and how much you’d like to be involved. There are also opportunities to get involved in project committees or even become a trustee.

Volunteer vacancies

Are you still eager to get involved with EAAA, and you’d love to help out in any way possible?

Please view our latest vacancies.


EAAA’s volunteer induction is a chance for you to find out more about us and the role for which you applied, meet other volunteers and ask any questions. At the induction you can sign up for your first shift and away you go!

  • Where can I volunteer?

    We cover the whole of East Anglia and currently have offices in Norwich, Cambridge, Melbourn, Eversholt, Ipswich and Peterborough. Depending on how you would like to help us you can be based in the office or out and about in your local area. We attend many local events and focus on community fundraising so there are plenty of opportunities to get involved right on your doorstep.


  • Is there training?

    The training you get will depend on your role. All volunteers will take part in an induction prior to starting in any role. If necessary, role specific training is provided.

  • How much time do I need to commit?

    This very much depends on your role. Some roles will require a weekly commitment on certain days but others are more ad hoc and you can volunteer as little or as much as you like.

  • Can I work from home?

    Yes, there are certainly some roles which can be done from home. Just get in touch!

  • Do you provide references?

    We provide references for volunteers after they have completed 3 months of volunteering or when they have completed their task/project if applicable.

  • What support will I get?

    You will always have support no matter what role you do. This may be from your local fundraising team or from our operations bases at Cambridge and Norwich.  You will always be given the name and contact details of the person who will be supervising you so do feel free to contact them.

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