Volunteering applications have been suspended indefinitely due to the high volume of event coverage and commitments we currently have.
We hope to resume volunteering applications at a future date and information about this team remains as below.
Manchester Medical Services creates new not for profit, community team
After many requests from numerous groups Manchester Medical Services Ltd. has taken the decision to form a community team of volunteers who will work alongside our contractors on certain events.
This team has been formed mainly due to the needs of individuals who:
- Have the required training to be a contractor but lack experience
- Are studying medicine and need practical experience
- Work full time and wish to progress to another area and would like to gain experience
- Wish to provide medical attention but due to personal circumstances cannot be paid
This new unit will be led by Stephen one of Manchester Medical Services longest serving contractors. Stephen has vast experience of managing community groups of volunteers with many years of active service in the volunteer sector.
This new team will in no way replace our contracted services but will simply be in addition to our provided staffing levels over and above the committed level of cover needed, volunteers will still be required to have medical qualifications and will be led and instructed by more experienced team members in order to learn on the job.
Speaking of his new role Stephen said “I look forward to this new exciting challenge and feel this will assist not only Manchester Medical Services but will provide extra sets of willing hands for the customer as well as allowing team members to expand their knowledge and accomplish their goals”
You will be required to have as a minimum of a current First Aid at Work or Emergency First Aid at Work certificate or be attending a recognised medical occupational course.
A good level of education and understanding of English and Mathematics (due to required event paperwork) will be mandatory.
All volunteers will be required to undergo a criminal records bureau check and provide personal references.
Training on the job and within a class environment will be given and attendance of some courses will be required.
Out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed but no payments for event work can be made.