Why be a volunteer Governor?

Over the last nine days we have featured a variety of Governor profiles from around the region to help celebrate ‘volunteers’.

Today it’s the turn of John Davies. John represents the Coventry and Warwickshire Constituency.

john Davies

John’s volunteering first started when he took an interest in First Aid, joining the Red Cross in his local branch and later within County Training.

His volunteering went from leaps to bounds and he has since taken on roles within Warwickshire Constabulary as a Special Constable, rising to the equivalent rank of Inspector. He volunteered for the Royal Corps of Transport Territorial Army alongside training and qualifying as a Reader (lay preacher) in the C of E.

John also is a volunteer Community First Responder, responding to emergencies on behalf of West Midlands Ambulance Service within his rural community.

“I’ve had a long interest of volunteering with a leaning towards helping the community. In my role of Community First Responder, as well as living in a rural community myself, I am strongly aware of the issues that rural communities can face.

“I see my role as responding to my community and along with the Council of Governors, challenging the Board where it is needed, to help the Service ensure the patient always comes first and all aspects of future planning are considered.”

For more information about the role of the Governor please visit http://www.wmas.nhs.uk/Pages/Council-of-Governors.aspx

If you would like us to notify you of when a vacancy within your local area becomes available, please contact us via foundationtrust@wmas.nhs.uk with your name, where you live and contact details.

Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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