If you would like to help but are unable to become a Responder there are plenty of other opportunities to get involved:
As a registered charity we rely on donations and sponsorship from the general public, local businesses and other organisations to purchase our equipment. You may be interested in helping with fundraising activities, either for LIVES as a whole or for your local First Responder Group.
The Group Coordinator plays a pivotal role within the organisation. They are the link between LIVES HQ and the other members of their Group. Activities include disseminating information from HQ, arranging regular Group meetings and dealing with new recruits (assisting with application forms etc.).
A Group Treasurer handles the Groups petty cash, banks money from fundraising activities and donations, arranges receipts and ‘Thank You’ letters for donors and completes a monthly finance return for the group showing income and any expenses that need to be claimed.
All First Responder Groups have their own way of dealing with the various tasks and as a result have developed different roles within them. Just some of the other roles that exist within some Groups are Publicity, Recruitment, Rota Secretary and Minutes Secretary, so there’s usually an opportunity to help.