Becoming a FAST/CST volunteer
FAST and its fund raising Community Support Team (CST) are always open to new members. Our volunteers come from all walks of life and no previous medical training is necessary to become a FAST volunteer, only a desire to help other people and the ability to remain calm in a medical emergency. The Community Support Team play an extremely important role, organising fund raising activities to provide the money required to keep FAST fully operational.
In return for your time, which can be as little or as much as you wish, all FAST/CST volunteers receive a free uniform and get to meet some fantastic people. Additionally, FAST members receive free training in Basic Life Saving techniques, in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and in the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) which is registered and certified by the Murcia Health Authority.
This fully comprehensive training ensures the highest standard of training available for our Responders. Additionally, FAST also holds weekly training sessions to give Responders the opportunity to practice and develop both skills and confidence.
FAST volunteers work a variety of shifts in order to fit their individual needs but at the same time cover 24 hours a day 7 days a week throughout the year, ensuring there are always two volunteers on duty at any given time.
Becoming a volunteer is rewarding and confidence building, and several of our core volunteers are people who were grateful for the service given to them in cases of medical emergencies of their own, and who subsequently volunteered to become FAST responders.
In addition to organising fund raising events, our Community Support Team also help out with our Spring and Winter Fayres which take place at Mariano’s Restaurant, running our book stall outside Euronics on Friday mornings, selling raffle tickets and helping with bucket and tin collections.
To become a FAST/CST volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org, contact us using our secure enquiry form, visit us any Tuesday at 10 o'clock in the Cultural Centre on Sector B or speak to someone at the bookstall outside Euronics every Friday morning.