At St John Ambulance we aspire to help build communities that save lives and serve each other through volunteering for health and first aid.
Young people play a crucial role in helping us realise this mission. As a volunteer with our youth teams, you’ll be trained to provide our young people with both life skills and lifesaving skills – all while having great fun!
You’ll be working with our brilliant Badgers (aged 7-10) or creative Cadets (aged 11-18). You’ll also have the opportunity to design your own role, whether that involves running fun activities – such as outdoor events, summer camps and mountain adventures – or providing ‘behind-the-scenes’ support.
We’ll offer you the chance to become a fully-fledged Youth Leader, which will mean completing extra courses in First Aid or Adventure to broaden your capacity and experience.
As a volunteer with our youth teams, you’ll be trained to provide our young people with both life skills and lifesaving skills – all while having great fun!”
“I first applied to become part of St John Ambulance in 2015 because I wanted to support my local community and use first aid skills to help others. Although I initially applied to become an Event First Aider, the interviewer recognised I had an interest in working with Young People and suggested I become part of the Youth Team too.
This has been a phenomenal experience working with a diverse group of young people. In this role we do all sort of things. We teach and practice first aid then put this into practice by attending events where first aid is required (anything from football, to music festivals!).
We also explore non-first aid elements of St John, such as radio communication, logistics and command. There are also lots of topics to cover around personal development such as leadership, care, mental health and diversity and we can help young people work towards recognised qualifications such as our Grand Prior Award and Duke of Edinburgh Awards. We also have a lot of fun and spend plenty of time playing games.
Being a Youth Leader at St John has been a fantastic experience and something I would recommend to others. If you want to see young people grow in skills and confidence and make a real difference to their community this is the role for you!”