If you have been bereaved or injured in a road crash, or just care deeply about road safety, then you can help by volunteering for Brake!
Become a Friend of Brake: We are calling upon individuals across the UK to become a Friend of Brake and become the face of Brake within their community. Do you have time on your hands to help promote local road safety campaigns, to organise fundraising activities and attend events on our behalf? Would you like to work alongside other committed individuals to become local Brake representatives? Please click here to find out more.
BrakeVoice: Brake is regularly asked, by the media, for local spokespeople who can talk about the effects of death and injury on roads on families and communities. If you have personal experience of death or injury as a result of a road crash (but are sufficiently recovered to talk about your case) and wish to talk to the media about the importance of using road safety, then give us a call (training is provided by Brake). Call Lisa, our volunteer manager on 01484 683294 or email her here: email@example.com
Really want to volunteer for us, but haven’t got much time to spare? We recognise that in recent years, people have changed the way that they want to volunteer. People are busy and prefer quick and easy ways to support charitable causes, ones that can be done through their phone, or via their laptop rather than full days on a regular basis. With this in mind, Brake has a number of ‘bite-sized’ microvolunteering opportunities which require minimal time commitment, but will still be beneficial to Brake, especially if large numbers of volunteers choose to support us in these ways. Click here to find out more.
Event volunteer: Could you help us at an event such as a county fair by bucket shaking or talking to people (perhaps at a local Rotary Club or Young Farmers group) about road safety? You must be prepared to talk to other people about key road safety issues such as the dangers of speeding, in line with Brake's campaigns, and not afraid to ask them to donate to a great cause! Contact our volunteer manager Lisa on 01484 683294 or email her here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer police trainer: Have you been bereaved in a road crash, benefited from Brake's services, and are experienced in giving presentations? We train you to deliver presentations to groups of police 'family liaison officers', explaining the needs of people bereaved in road crashes and our services using a power point presentation we provide and telling your personal story. We organise the speaking opportunities for you, according to your availability and the time you can give (this might be up to four a year, for example). (Please note: our trainers have all been bereaved at least three years previously and must feel they have made a sufficient recovery to take part.) Email Shane at email@example.com with a covering note explaining why you think you could help.
Fundraise for us: Brake is a small charity and we rely heavily on the support of our fundraisers to help us with our life-saving work. Could you help us by fundraising for us? It could be as simple as collecting loose change, or baking cakes and selling them at work; through to the more adventurous opportunities, such as parachuting or running a marathon or 10K. Every penny goes towards our dedicated work preventing road death and injury and supporting those bereaved or injured in road crashes, so we would be so grateful for your support. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more or visit our fundraising pages