University student volunteering
We’re looking for student volunteers to join St John
Your university first aid society (sometimes known as
LINKS units) offers you the chance to be part of a unique team of
life savers, run by students for students.
If you become a student volunteer with us, you’ll get training
in skills that you wouldn’t usually get the chance to learn. From
dealing with fractures and burns to learning how to look after
someone who’s unresponsive, your training will give you the
confidence to do the right thing when it really counts.
You can give us as much time as you want. As well as being an
integral part of your student union, you’ll get to put your first
aid training into action by volunteering as a first aider at
university sporting events, concerts and nightclubs.
If you think you’ve got what it takes, we’d love you to join our
Many of our student volunteering groups run an active social
calendar. You’ll get to meet new people and have the opportunity to
meet people from other universities at events.
Plus, if you’re thinking about what happens after graduation,
there are lots of opportunities to enhance your CV and get involved
with fundraising, youth work or training other students.
‘I find being a student volunteer with St John Ambulance
such a productive way to spend my free time – I get such a sense of
achievement when I see all the volunteering hours I’ve built up.
It’s great being able to meet like-minded people of a similar age –
we all get on really easily.’ – Hazel, St John Ambulance volunteer
and student at the University of East Anglia
Contact your students’ union to find out about getting involved
with a first aid society, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in starting up a first aid society at your
Take a look at our quick
guide to starting a university first aid society.
Watch our video and learn what it's like to be a student