Event first aiders
Be part of a team that saves lives
As an event first aider, you’ll provide first aid care
to people in need at public events. This volunteer role can see you
at professional football matches, theatres, music festivals and big
sporting events such as the London Marathon.
You don’t need previous first aid experience to become a first
aider – we’ll give you all the training you need.
If you’ve got good communication skills and want to help people
in your community, we’d love to have you on our team.
‘I didn’t have any first aid training before I signed up as a
volunteer. I actually hate the sight of blood! But when someone’s
in need, all the things you usually worry about don’t seem to
matter. Being a St John Ambulance volunteer gives me a reason to
reach out to others. When you give something of yourself, you get a
lot in return.’ – Samira, First Aider
Roles in this category include:
||Minimum time commitment
aider - This introductory role is ideal for those who are
new to first aid volunteering. We’ll give you all the first aid
training you need.
||2 events per
first aid experience required
|Advanced first aider -
Advanced first aiders can act as clinical supervisors and mentors
to first aiders. As an advanced first aider, you’ll receive
extended training in first aid skills for events.
||4 events per month
of 12 months’ previous experience as a first aider
|Cycle responders - If you enjoy cycling
and can work independently, this is the role for you! At large
events, cycle responders are essential in ensuring people in need
receive first aid quickly.
||4 events per month, mainly evenings and weekends
||You must be previously trained as an advanced first aider
to apply for this role, or have equivalent clinical training with a
recognised clinical organisation