St John Ambulance Cadets

St John Ambulance Cadets

‘Being a St John Ambulance Cadet has made me more confident and taught me that, no matter what, if I put my mind to something I can achieve it. It has allowed me to become a young woman who is ready to try anything and who wants to succeed.’ – Shannon Dean

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.

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