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.

You’ll also support and mentor local Community Champions, helping them get the most out of their involvement with St John Ambulance.

 

 

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, Southend, Clacton, Colchester

West: Birmingham, Bristol

Are you from one of these areas and want to become a Community Advocate?

Our Community Advocate programme is a funded partnership project with Nesta and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. It supports the growth of innovations that mobilise the time and talents of people in the second half of their lives to help others, alongside public services.