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Volunteering Opportunities with St John Ambulance

If you want to help save lives in your community, we’d love you to join our team. Whatever you enjoy doing, and however much time you can commit, there’s a volunteer role for you.


Step 1: find the right role

Whatever your skills, there’s a volunteer role for you.

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First aider

Be part of a team that saves lives. As a first aider, you’ll deliver care to people in need at public events in your community.

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Medical volunteering roles

Nurses, doctors and paramedics play a vital role for us at larger events. Clinical leaders support the professional development of our first aiders and help us keep our standards high.

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Working with young people

Can you inspire the next generation of life savers? As part of our youth team, you’ll encourage and inspire young people from all walks of life to develop their potential.


Volunteer support roles

Support roles

We’re also looking for volunteers who can lend a hand behind the scenes, including roles in safeguarding, human resources, quality assurance, fundraising and communications, and health and safety.

There are many more roles available - find the one for you:

Step 2: search vacancies

Once you’ve found a role that’s right for you, use our postcode search tool to find a volunteer vacancy near you, and submit an application.

Step 3: we'll be in touch

If you're shortlisted for the role, we'll get in touch to arrange an interview. Our recruitment process page has more information about what to expect.

What you’ll get in return

Volunteering is a fantastic way to enhance your CV, meet new people and connect with your community. Volunteer with us, and we’ll teach you first aid (whatever role you’ve signed up to), and provide you with equipment and uniform if required.

We’ll make sure that you get all the training and support you need to excel in your role.

Who can get involved?

Adult volunteers need to be over 18 years old – if you’re not yet 18, visit our young people section to find out about opportunities for to you.

St John Ambulance (England) covers all of England. If you don’t live in England, find out about volunteering opportunities near you.

Contact us

Phone: 0121 392 6500 (option 1)

Please note: we are unable to support work experience at this point in time.

Get involved

Event first aider

Join a life saving team

First aiders treating a patient at a stadium

Support roles

Help make things happen behind the scenes

Volunteering behind the scenes

Search vacancies

Apply for a volunteer role

Volunteer first aider

Under 18?

Join Cadets to learn first aid and volunteer in your community

Cadets practising with a defibrillator