Volunteering | Association of Anaesthetists


SAFE - volunteering

Find out more about volunteering to become a SAFE trainer and run SAFE courses in lower resource countries. 

If you'd like to become a SAFE trainer and run a SAFE course, you must do one of our Train-the-Trainers courses.

Contact our events team to find out more.  

Volunteering at the Heritage Centre

The Anaesthesia Heritage Centre relies on its volunteers to enrich the service offered to its visitors, and we are very grateful for their help. Last year we received over 1,000 visitors, and we hope to build on that with their assistance.

Volunteers are involved in the following areas:

  • Updating the information on our collections' databases
  • Historical research – you don’t always need to travel to London to do this. Some can be done by email
  • Answering enquiries from researchers
  • Giving tours, talks and object handling for group and school visits
  • Oral history interviews: carrying out the interviews and editing the recordings
  • Inventorying objects in the museum, rare book collection and archives, as well as in our off-site storage facilities
  • Assisting with exhibits at events, such as WSM and Annual Congress
  • Helping to curate temporary and travelling exhibitions

All volunteers receive travelling expenses and lunch as well as training in the various aspects of the work.

If you're interested in volunteering with the Heritage Centre, please email heritage@anaesthetists.org.

Volunteer placements and bursaries with Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET)

THET is offering NHS staff the opportunity to undertake capacity development focused volunteering placements in Zambia. They are looking to recruit up to 8 volunteers for a duration of 3-6 months, between June 2020 and March 2021. Volunteers will support the capacity development of local healthcare workers in a district level hospital in Lusaka province. THET will offer logistical as well as clinical support to volunteers. Visit the THET website for further information.

Health Worker Action Fund (HWAF)

The Health Worker Action Fund (HWAF) aims to support established Health Partnerships to protect the physical and mental health of health workers in low- and middle-income countries who are engaged or preparing to be engaged in the frontline treatment of COVID-19. By doing this, health workers will also be better positioned to provide safe and effective care to patients.

To be eligible, you must be an established Health Partnership that has been in receipt of THET funding since 2011 in one of the following countries: Ethiopia – Myanmar –Somaliland – Tanzania – Uganda – Zambia. More information.

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