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St John Ambulance Cadets

St John Ambulance Cadets

Young people aged 10–17 can join one of our Cadet units, which operate throughout England. These are a great way for teens and young people to take part in volunteer work and learn valuable life skills.

As a Cadet, you’ll take part in a full and interactive programme, working towards your Grand Prior Award and volunteering at events.

You can:

  • • learn first aid skills
  • • volunteer within your community by providing first aid cover at public events, such as football matches and music festivals
  • • learn leadership and public speaking skills by teaching first aid to other young people
  • • spend time on weekend residential camps packed with activities, and have the opportunity to compete in international first aid competitions.

Are you interested in joining Cadets? Contact our regional offices to find your nearest unit today.

Watch Cadet Shyr-Nai talk about why she loves St John Ambulance Cadets

St John Ambulance charges an annual subscription to cover the costs of supporting its young people. These include, among other things, leader training, equipment, certificates and badges. Financial assistance is also available. For more information please check our information for parents.

Get involved with our youth programmes

Get involved with Cadets

Contact our regional offices to find your nearest unit

Get involved with St John Ambulance youth activities

Training for Cadets

Progress to become a Peer Educator or Youth First Aider

cadet on duty

Cadet uniform

Dress to impress and find out more about our uniform guidelines

cadet uniform

Information for parents

All you need to know about our youth programmes

Become a Youth Team volunter

Feeling inspired? Search our current vacancies

Become a St John Ambulance Youth Leader

Student volunteering

If you’re at university, you can join a first aid society.

St John Ambulance student volunteer Hazel