Volunteering for us

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As the leading first aid charity, St John Ambulance relies on the work of dedicated volunteers to provide first aid treatment and training throughout the country.

With more than 45,000 volunteers, over half of which are under 25, St John Ambulance is able to treat 550 casualties per day, or 200,000 per year.  All without government funding. 

Each year St John Ambulance volunteers donate 4 million voluntary hours to ensure the public’s safety and enjoyment at events.  

Volunteering with St John Ambulance is special. As an organisation it can offer so many opportunities in so many different areas, and you really do get a lot in return, I can’t see my self not being a member as I’ll always be able to give back something in return for all I have gained.

Jason Loughran
Senior County Staff Officer St John Ambulance Leicestershire

In addition to providing first aid services, St John Ambulance volunteers are also involved in transporting patients to appointments, providing respite care to the elderly and working with youth on personal development.

Our volunteers are people who dedicate one hour or one lifetime to providing first aid to those who need it.

Our volunteers

Jason Loughran, Leicestershire and Rutland

'Working with Young people is still my main role within St John Ambulance, and it’s where I gain most of my enjoyment. I can definitely say that it’s my passion to see young people develop and achieve, and I’m privileged to be part of that process.'

Marion Smailes, Folkstone Division, Kent

'As well as being a caring organisation, St John Ambulance is very helpful in the community. Fifty years later I still enjoy the companionship and helping other people.'

Emma and Matthew, Buckinghamshire

'I really like playing at badgers and doing lots of fun stuff. I have told all my friends about it. I like doing first aid and learning things.'

Are you a St John Ambulance volunteer with a story to tell? Let us know, call us on 08700 10 49 50.

Cadets for 10 to 18-year-olds

Young people can participate in over 70 different subjects and help shape the future of the organisation and their local communities.

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