CareFlight Local Champions - CareFlight

Volunteer to become a CareFlight Local Champion

CareFlight is a national aeromedical charity committed to saving lives, speeding patient recovery and serving communities across Australia. Last year alone our crews cared for over 8,800 adults and children.

CareFlight Local Champions donate their time and skills to represent CareFlight in their community. Local Champions are an important part of the CareFlight team, helping to promote our services and raise essential donations.

Supporting our Local Champions

Local champions are an important part of the CareFlight team. You will receive ongoing support including:

  • Initial orientation training – in person and online – suited to your chosen role
  • Ongoing support and contact with CareFlight’s Community Engagement staff
  • A CareFlight Local Champion t-shirt, jacket (after six months) and special photo ID
  • Regular CareFlight newsletters and updates
  • CareFlight volunteer recognition awards

We are committed to providing positive experiences in a caring and safe environment, so all successful applicants will also undertake an in-person interview, reference checks, a Working with Children Check and National Police Check.


The benefits of being a CareFlight Local Champion

Volunteering with CareFlight is lots of fun, you are part of a great team and it’s good for your own development too!

By supporting CareFlight you will be helping save lives in your local area and across Australia. We care for:

  • People injured in serious accidents
  • People suffering life-threatening medical episodes
  • Regional patients needing specialised transport to hospital care, and
  • And train first responders in trauma care skills

You will also make friends, gain new skills and experience and learn more about your community, aviation and aeromedicine.

You will have the opportunity to help others, give back to your community, meet new people and achieve a sense of self-accomplishment.


Who do you need to be a CareFlight Local Champion?

CareFlight volunteers are a diverse group of people with a range of backgrounds and experience. You are:

  • 18-80 years of age
  • Have access to your own motor vehicle and driver’s licence for visiting businesses and events
  • Enjoy meeting and talking with other people
  • Knowledgeable of your local community, businesses and/or clubs and societies
  • Committed to CareFlight’s guiding principles of service, excellence, unity and integrity
  • Fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as per current guidelines. CareFlight is committed to keeping our team and the community safe


Volunteering options

Donation Tins Program – place, empty and maintain the donation tins hosted by supporting businesses in your local community, including cash tins and Donation Point Tap units for card donations (own vehicle required).

Club CareFlight – promote CareFlight’s business supporter program to existing and new supporters.

Events – work with CareFlight staff to set up and run interactive displays and information stands at local shows, fairs, shopping centres and other community events.

Administration –administrative tasks such as sorting mail, updating databases, or preparing for events (limited locations.)

Special Projects – tell us about your special skills and experience and we will look for a suitable volunteering opportunity to suit you.

Click here to download the CareFlight Local Champions Information Brochure

How to apply

To learn more about the program, discuss your interests, availability and any questions you may have, please contact:

New South Wales
Sharon Debevc
CareFlight’s Community Engagement Team
Phone: 02 9843 5100 or Toll Free 1800 655 876

Northern Territory
Timorette O’Connor
Fundraising & Community Engagement Officer – NT
T: 08 8928 9777

Click here to download the Local Champions Application Form

Complete and send in the CareFlight Local Champions Application Form to the above contacts.

All applicants will be invited to an initial interview, either in-person or online.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Local Champions help support CareFlight’s lifesaving services across Australia and in the local community.