Scotservs are Scotland's only Volunteer Emergency Medical Transport Charity. Since 2011 we've been delivering Specialist Medical Logistics Services to NHS Scotland around the clock, 365 days a year. We are able to operate all year round regardless of adverse weather conditions by utilising a range of specialist vehicles; from our Emergency Response Motorcycles & Rapid Response cars through to our various 4X4 support for a true all weather capability .
The most rewarding aspect of ScotsERVS is through our efforts, we are able to support our NHS colleagues to make a real difference to the lives and care of our all-important patient beneficiaries - our services support empowers our NHS colleagues the means to reinvest funds currently utilised in urgent transport (otherwise paid to expensive couriers or taxis) back into areas where it is needed most; frontline services and patient care.
As a Voluntary Professional Service and proud representatives of the third sector, our service costs are funded entirely by generous private and public donations and philanthropic grant funding.
Our volunteers are on Scotland's roads 365 days a year, on average we respond to around 3000 call-outs a year, covering around 1000 miles a month, that said every day is different, sometimes call-outs can be only a few miles, sometimes its a few hundred miles.
How can I donate to Scotservs?FAQ Question: How can I donate to Scotservs? Answer: Thank you for your interest in supporting our cause! You can easily donate to Scotservs through our website by clicking on the "Donate" button located on the home page. We accept donations of any amount, which go towards supporting our programs and services that benefit the Scottish community. Your contribution will make a difference in the lives of those we serve. Thank you for your generosity
What kinds of things do you transport ?Every call is unique and requires a different level of response. Our main day to day items are items such as – Samples & Specimens Tissue Samples Medical Devices Theatre Equipment Case Records Medications Specialist Neonatal equipment Medical Teams And much more,
How do i volunteer?First off, you must be able to travel to our base in Glasgow or Inverclyde, as this is where all shifts start and end. Depending on what kind of role you wish to undertake depends on what training you will receive. Drivers and Riders must hold the appropriate licence for that vehicle. Advanced training will be given, but as this can be time consuming we recommend that you undertake IAM or ROSPA training prior to applying to volunteer. Next Step is Application - Please email our recruitment team HR@Scotservs.org.uk
What times can i volunteer ?**2020 Update** Due to Covid19 pandemic, we've had to scale back our operations and as such all new volunteers will only be able to volunteer on day shift (8am/6pm)
How Busy Are You ?Everyday is different. As a non-profit organization, our workload can vary based on the needs of the community we serve. However, we always strive to make ourselves available to those in need as much as possible. Our team of volunteers and staff work tirelessly to ensure that we are fulfilling our mission and providing the necessary support and resources to those who require them. Depending on the time of year and current events, our workload may fluctuate, but we are committed to being an accessible and dependable resource for our community.
Where are you based?Scotservs is based in Scotland, UK. Our headquarters are located at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Glasgow, but we have volunteers and partners throughout the country and even beyond. We work with local communities and organizations to provide assistance and support to those in need, regardless of their location. If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please don't hesitate to contact us.