Heartstart Malvern

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Heartstart Malvern is run entirely by volunteers. We are keen to hear from anyone who would like to volunteer with us. The more volunteers we have, the more sustainable and successful Heartstart Malvern will become.


Some of our main volunteering opportunities are detailed below. If you cannot find a suitable opportunity below but would like to volunteer for Heartstart Malvern, please get in touch. We will find a suitable opportunity for you.


If you would like to volunteer for Heartstart Malvern, please contact us.





Reports to: Training Co-ordinator


Time Commitment: Minimum of 12 hours (6 x 2hr sessions) per year but ideally more


Role of the Trainer


The overall role of the trainer is to help is to help people attending a training session develop the practical skills and confidence to attempt resuscitation on a patient on a patient in cardiac arrest. As resuscitation is a practical skill, trainers will be spend a majority of the session observing, encouraging, and when appropriate, correcting people, practicing their resuscitation skills, rather than talking about resuscitation.


Trainers will usually be responsible for helping a group of no more than six people at a training session.


Main responsibilities of the Trainer


The main responsibilities of a trainer are outlined below:


1. Helping people attending a training session to develop confidence and competence in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator

2. Helping training sessions to run smoothly

3. Other requirements

Skills and knowledge


Our trainers will have the following skills and knowledge:

Please note that it is not necessary for trainers to have a training qualification or previous clinical experience. We will develop people who have the interest and enthusiasm to become a trainer.





Reports to: Fundraising Lead


Time Commitment: Variable but about 2 hours a month on average


Role of Fundraisers


Fundraisers will be responsible for helping to raise money for Heartstart Malvern. The money raised will be used to help ensure that we can continue to provide free Heartstart Malvern training sessions. Funds raised will also be used to purchase defibrillators which will be placed in strategic locations around Malvern for members of the public to use.


Main responsibilities of Fundraisers


1. Organise and arrange fundraising activities

2. Develop new fundraising opportunities

3. Keeping up to date

Skills and knowledge


Our Fundraisers will have the following skills and knowledge: