Our volunteers provide first aid in their communities, keeping people safe at events and working with the NHS when lives are on the line. They all share the same commitment: to offer vital help, on the spot, when it's most desperately needed.
If you're great with people and have a caring nature, you could save lives as a first aider at events, or answering emergency calls as a
Community First Responder. Whether you've just learned first aid, or you're an experienced healthcare professional, there's bound to be a role that you're perfect for.
In return for your commitment, we'll make sure you're given all the support you need to excel in your role.
We'll teach you first aid, of course, (whatever role you've signed up to), and provide you with equipment and uniform if you need it.
That's not all though. As a volunteer for the nation's leading first aid charity, you'll also get to work side by side with inspirational people,
from all walks of life and with all kinds of expertise and experience.
If you think you fit the bill, we'd love you to be part of our team.
Potential volunteers are more than welcome to attend several taster sessions on a Thursday evening before committing to join St John and complete the first aid training. However volunteers will not be able to attend weekend event until they have completed their first aid training course.
You need to be over 18 for this particular opportunity but no previous experience is necessary.
We'll make sure you have a manager to help you work out what new skills you need, what you need to work at and the best way to go about it. You'll get extra training when it's relevant to your role and all your volunteering experience will look great on your CV.
A good sense of humour and a liking for tea, coffee and cake always helps!
Ideally volunteers should be physically able.
- Age restrictions
Must be over 18, although there are opportunities for younger people to volunteer.
- DBS check required
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
Yes - Thursday evening sessions cover first aid refresher sessions on specific topics.
- Training provided
Full comprehensive training over a 4 day period - normally undertaken at weekends.
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Thursday evenings from 7.30-9pm for refresher training and normally events are covered at the weekends - however volunteers are not expected to volunteer every weekend just when it fits around their lifestyle....
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