Volunteers are the life-blood of the Warwickshire and Northmptonshire Air Ambulance.
They are relied upon to carry out a number of tasks, but new faces are urgently needed to come forward.
Air ambulance volunteer Trevor Pike said: “We urgently need volunteers to join our charity to help us raise funds as our charity is not government funded.
“We rely on local businesses and public donations to keep our helicopters flying in the sky and saving lives.”
Trevor was at the Rugby branch of Homebase over the weekend, raising funds and spreading the word.
He said: “We raised £284 over both days.”
Another volunteer is Mandy Dahlgren, who was rescued by the air ambulance after she was in a car accident.
She said: “It’s nice to be able to give something back.
“I was surprised to find they receive no government funding which makes it doubly important to help.
“It’s is also a fantastic way to meet some wonderful people and attend events you might not normally attend.”
The air ambulance helicopter completed 791 rescue missions last year with each mission is costing £1,700.