Volunteer to join us!
We are always looking for volunteers to help with
the service. If you can spare a little of your time then we would
be pleased to welcome you to join us.
Firstly, we need people that can help with fundraising. As you
might have guessed the service cannot run without the money raised
by our members and fundraising is perhaps the most important thing
that we do. From shaking a tin outside your local supermarket to
visiting big business to ask for sponsorship, at £14,000 to run a
bike for a year the fundraising never stops.
Dispatchers are an important cog in the machine. As a
dispatcher you would be on duty for a half-week period.
During that time you would be expected to field calls from
hospitals, plan a route and send the rider to the relevant
location. Calls can come in from 7 in the evening till 7am
the next morning although the bulk of the work is in the early
evening so don't worry, you won't lose very much sleep!
If you would like to ride the bike you need to be at least 30,
and hold a current advanced riding certificate from the IAM or
RoSPA (Silver or Gold level), or be a police rider. We can
put you in touch with an advanced riding organisation if necessary
- see elsewhere on this site. You would store the bike at
your home for a half-week duty slot, during which time you would be
responsible for any jobs that are called in 7pm-7am and all day at
the weekend. Obviously you will need somewhere safe to store
the bike and be willing to ride in all weathers. Before
starting out we provide a 'check ride' and offer routes to further
training should you need it.
This video, compiled by a fellow blood biker in
another area, gives a very good feel for what goes on in a typical
It is advisable to contact us before sending in a riding
application, as there may not currently be vacancies in your
us for further details on how to become a Severn