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Badgers and Cadets Youth Team volunteers 

Ben youth leader with St John AmbulanceBe part of a team that empowers and supports young people

As one of our Cadets or Badgers youth team volunteers, you'll be trained to provide our young people with both life skills and life saving skills, all while having fun!

What you'll get up to

You’ll be volunteering with Badgers (aged 7-10) or Cadets (aged 10-18). You’ll help to support them to care for others, gain new experiences, and learn important life skills, including first aid.

You’ll have the chance to design your own role. This could involve running fun activities, such as outdoor events, summer camps, or providing more ‘behind-the-scenes’ support.

You’ll also have the chance to learn first aid. As well as the opportunity to become a Youth Leader with the support and guidance from a friendly volunteer manager.

Duke of Edinburgh's Award Leader

There is also the opportunity to become a volunteer Duke of Edinburgh's (D of E) Award Leader. You'll be mentoring and supporting our young people as they work through the award programme. You'll be working with Cadets, students, and adult volunteers from the ages 14 to 25.

We'll provide you with training to develop your skills and experience. You'll also be able to design your own role, whether it's providing more 'behind-the-scenes' support or using your current skills such as a Mountain Leader qualification to run an expedition in Snowdonia.

‘Volunteering’s taught me so many things that will help with my career – everything from interview skills to writing better emails! I’ve also gained communication, listening and presentation skills. Now I can stand up in front of a group and not shy away. I love empowering young people – it’s inspiring.’

Ben, Youth Leader

Flexible time commitment

The Youth Team volunteer and Duke of Edinburgh's Award Leader are flexible volunteer roles. Whether it's once a week or once a month, you can volunteer as much or as little as suits you and your lifestyle.

Both roles are exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitations Offenders Act and as such an Enhanced DBS check will be required.

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Roles in this category include:

Role title Minimum time commitment Qualification level
Youth Team - As a youth team volunteer you will support the delivery and preparation of our youth programmes. Flexible No previous first aid experience required
Duke of Edinburgh's Award Leader - you'll be mentoring and supporting our young people through the award programme. Flexible No previous first aid experience required