Press release

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance to help students’ careers soar

Published on 4 February 2022

A life-saving Scottish charity will give University of Dundee students the opportunity to get their careers off to a flying start.

On this page

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) is offering opportunities to get involved with its uplifting work when it attends the University’s annual Volunteer and Work Experience Fair. It will join other non-profit organisations for the online event on Wednesday 9 February.

SCAA Volunteer Co-ordinator Rebecca Peden explained that volunteers were at the very heart of the charity's mission, giving motivated students a chance to take their CVs to new heights.

"Our volunteering is fundraising and administrative-based and these vital background roles help keep the charity in the air,” she said.

"Volunteering with SCAA is ideal for students as the roles allow complete flexibility, tying in with study, social and family demands, and we're keen to enlist more young people to boost our numbers.

“It's a two-way process - they help us and we support them to find the volunteer experience both valuable and rewarding. And we're happy to provide references for them as they move on. Our volunteering opportunities exist all over Scotland - and on our many islands - so students from outwith Dundee can even help out when they're at home."

The Volunteering and Work Experience Fair showcases a host of local organisations and charities that can benefit from the support of students. Work placement and foreign and summer job opportunities will also be available at the event.

With many employers seeking real-world experience from prospective recruits, Mark McCabe, from the University’s Careers Service, said that the event is a great launchpad for students looking to equip themselves for their future.

He said, “Charities like SCAA offer a range of flexible opportunities that can provide practical workplace experience, as well as giving individuals a means to build confidence and personal skills.

“It is a great way for students to develop their CV, and volunteering can also bring huge satisfaction by supporting organisations that perform valuable work. By giving just a little time to charities like SCAA, students can help their career take off while saving lives.”

The Volunteering and Work Experience Fair takes place from 11am – 2.30pm on Wednesday 9 February. Attendance is free but registration in advance is required, and can be completed online.

Anyone interested in learning more about the opportunities for volunteering at Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) should email r.peden@scaa.org.uk.

Enquiries

Jonathan Watson

Media Relations Officer

+44 (0)1382 381489

j.s.watson@dundee.ac.uk