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Youth Team Volunteers (18+) teach young people, of all different backgrounds, vital and life-changing first aid skills. We have two programmes – our 5-10 year olds are called Badgers and our 10-17 year olds are called Cadets.

You'll help them build up their confidence, self-discipline and, teamwork skills, and have some fun along the way. 

We're looking for Youth Helpers and Youth Leaders. You’ll start off as a Youth Helper and, if you fancy it, you'll get the opportunity to become a Youth Leader, with some additional training and experience.

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Other opportunities

We’re also looking for youth leaders to support our Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) participants. 

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How to become a Youth Leader

Step 2

Submit your application

After you sign-up, we'll ask you some questions about yourself and show you the roles available in your area. Be sure to have a copy of your photo ID and a photo of yourself (against a white background) handy, as you'll need these to submit your application

Step 3

Welcome meeting

Once you’ve submitted your application, we'll get in touch to arrange a welcome chat
to learn more about you and go from there

About the role

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Being a Youth Leader comes with a bit more responsibility - you'd be running the unit and take the lead on supporting our incredible young people. 

In both roles, you will be responsible for:  

  • Creating a safe, inclusive, and open environment, where young people can learn life skills including First Aid 
  • Supporting with the delivery of games, activities and sessions 
  • Coordinating with your team to make sure young people are safe and supervised 
  • Empowering and encouraging inclusion and participation of all the young people 
  • Supporting the Unit Manager with administration, collecting resources, paperwork, etc. 

 Youth Leaders are also responsible for: 

  • Leading, organising and supporting the preparation and delivery of programme in a fun way 
  • Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all young people and adults in the unit 
  • Managing the parent/guardian rota 
  • Understanding and applying all relevant policies, procedures, youth programme content and role requirements in your unit 
  • Completing all necessary training for the Youth Leader role 

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More information

What you will get from us

  • Welcome programme introducing you to the project and wider charity
  • Training in appropriate St John policies
  • Safeguarding training to help you support the young people you'll be working with
  • Youth team training
  • St John uniform
  • First Aid training for Youth Leaders and other development opportunities
  • Access to exclusive discount sites, including Blue Light card
  • The chance to support some local events (with warrants)
  • DBS costs covered
  • Out of pocket expenses covered

What we need from you

Ready to get started?

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