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RISE to the challenge - realise your potential
RISE (Respect, Inspire, Support, Empower) was created by young
people, for young people. It teaches first aid and leadership
skills to young people not in employment, education or training
RISE could help you:
- • learn life saving skills
- • develop your confidence
- • keep calm under pressure
- • gain experience in volunteering roles
- • pass your knowledge to other young people
- • add valuable skills to your CV to get your career up and
If you're aged between 14 and 25 years old, and not in
education, employment or training, contact our regional offices.
Watch Fola Odebunmi talk about his experience with RISE
What you'll learn
Take part in a one-day first aid workshop that will give you the
skills you need to deal with gun and knife related injuries. You’ll
find out how to manage an incident and learn some of the most
commonly needed first aid skills.
Your Stick-it workshop is just the beginning. You can then
complete further training and join St John Ambulance as a
Community Champion or a Youth
All training is free for St John Ambulance RISE
On average 65% of young people who volunteer with RISE go into
employment, education or training.
Keeping Children Safe
A half-day course designed for those who come into contact with
children through their work or leisure activities. This short
programme works by helping individuals to understand the unique
role they play in keeping children safe from harm. Participants are
awarded with a certificate from the NSPCC.
Share your life saving skills with others. As a Community
Champion, you'll be able to deliver the Stick-it and similar
courses to other young people. This experience can lead to a BTEC
Level 2 Award in Peer Education, which is equivalent to a GCSE.
This course gives you the skills to pass your knowledge onto
others. You'll gain transferable skills including public speaking,
and gain an awareness of safeguarding issues. The programme
typically lasts for six days. As an accredited course it is
recognised by external organisations, and looks great on your
Can you inspire the next generation of life savers?
Young people join St John Ambulance either as Badgers or Cadets,
where they learn first aid, make new friends and take part in a
range of fun activities. As a volunteer youth leader you'll support
young people in learning first aid, and help them gain new skills,
experience and qualifications along the way. Gain experience in
youth work and inspire young people from all walks of life to
develop their potential.
We make sure you're given all the support you need to excel,
including access to outstanding training in youth work.
99% of young people involved with RISE said their training was
very good or outstanding.