What you'll get up to

As a St John Ambulance Community Advocate, your task will be to raise awareness of the importance of first aid, within your local area.

You’ll be handing out information to the public and delivering first aid workshops at community centres, local events and groups.

Your local St John volunteer unit will support you every step of the way. You can attend meetings to learn new skills, meet other volunteers, and engage with community activities.


St John Ambulance Community Advocate


Training and time commitment

We’ll give you all the training and support you need to help inspire others into acquiring first aid skills. No previous experience in first aid is required.

As this is a flexible volunteering role, you can give as much time as suits your lifestyle.

You’ll make a genuine difference to your community while having a real say in the type of action you take to achieve this. You’ll learn vital skills, ready for when you need it most.

I volunteer to give back to the community and to empower the community with the confidence to perform life saving skills. - Yasmin, Community Advocate

Our Community Advocate programme will be running in the following areas

These areas have been identified as ones which would most benefit from our support:

North: Newcastle

London and south: Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lewisham, Croydon, Sutton, Kingston, Merton, Wandsworth, Lambert, Southwark, Havering, Barking & Dagenham, Newham, Lower Hamlets, Camden, Islington, Hackney, Haringey, Enfield, Waltham Forest, Redbridge

East: Norwich, Colchester

West: Birmingham

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, recruitment for Community Advocates is currently paused. For further information please contact Community.engagement@sja.org.uk