“Being a TASC volunteer is a very rewarding role and it fits in well with my work and family life; you can throw yourself into it as much or as little as you like – there is never any pressure.”
Kyle, Emergency Care Assistant, Oxfordshire
“I first heard about TASC through social media during mental health awareness week. I have a keen interest in mental health and supporting those close to me with any issues or dark times they may be facing. Being ex-military, I have had my own personal share of struggles, and I want to share them with others and utilise my own experiences and triumphs to help others get through their struggles. Being a TASC Volunteer has given me the platform to be able to do this and has helped me become a point of contact for my colleagues who are struggling.
I have only been a volunteer for a short time, but I have already established myself as a point of contact for those who need help within my work area and assisted several members of staff getting the help they need through TASC. I promote my role and TASC through social media and internal emails, living in this digital age, it can be so easy simple to reach out to those who need help and advertise the services TASC has on offer. Since the beginning of the pandemic, I have also raised over £300 for TASC to help them to continue offering their services during the crisis.
Being a TASC volunteer is a very rewarding role and it fits in well with my work and family life; you can throw yourself into it as much or as little as you like – there is never any pressure.
The overwhelming reason I support and push TASC as the charity to reach out to is because it’s made up of individuals who are or who have, walked in the same boots you walk in. We are people who can relate to the struggles you’re facing and have probably been down that same path once before, and we can show you how we made it out the other side and how you can do this too.”
Volunteers are at the heart of everything we do. Whether it’s raising awareness in their workplace, encouraging others to get involved, supporting staff at events or speaking at conferences, all our TASC volunteers make a big difference to the people in the UK’s ambulance community. If you’d like to join Kyle and become one of our volunteering superstars, you can learn more and register to become a volunteer at: www.theasc.org.uk/volunteer.Become a volunteer