What you'll get up to

As an event first aider, you'll be part of the team that saves lives. This volunteer role can see you at professional football matches, theatres, music festivals, and big sporting events such as the London Marathon. 

If you’ve got good communication skills and want to help people in your community, we’d love to have you on our team.


You don’t need previous first aid experience to become an event first aider, we’ll give you all the training you need. You'll also have the opportunity to expand and develop your skills to become an Advanced First Aider or Cycle Responder.


First aider with a couple at an event


Being a St John Ambulance volunteer gives me a reason to reach out to others. When you give something of yourself, you get a lot in return. – Samira, First Aider

Roles in this category include:

First Aider

This role is ideal for those who are new to first aid volunteering. We’ll give you all the first aid training you need.

Minimum time commitment:

Ideally 2 events per month but less is possible.

Qualification level:

No previous first aid experience required.

Advanced First Aider

Cycle Responders

Meet our volunteers

Jodie Gough

Jodie Gough tells us a little bit about her experience volunteering with us as an Event First Aider and a Community First Responder...

Read about Jodie's experiences

Join the team that saves lives

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