University student volunteering
Join your university First Aid Society and gain more than just
life saving skills.
Learn life saving skills
As part of a First Aid Society, it’s not just about knowing how
to put your mate into the recovery position on a night out. You’ll
get to learn all kinds of valuable skills, such as how to perform
CPR, how to help someone who is choking, or how to treat a
Meet new people
Joining a society is a great way to get involved with your
student community and meet other like-minded students. You might
even make some friends for life!
Boost your CV
There are also lots of opportunities to enhance your CV by
improving your teamwork, communication, and leadership skills. For
example, you could get involved with fundraising, youth work, and
training other students.
How to join
You can join a First Aid Society through your students’
If your university doesn’t have a First Aid Society, you can
always set up your own.
free quick guide on how to start a First Aid
Volunteer with St John Ambulance at events
If you’re part of a First Aid Society and interested in putting
your skills into practise, you can join one of our university
units. It’s a great way to gain hands-on experience and serve your
When you join one of our university units, you’ll need to
complete some first aid training. This will provide you with a
nationally recognised first aid qualification. You’ll then be able
to volunteer alongside other students to provide first aid cover at
events. This could be at university sporting events, concerts, and
your university unit.
Got a question?
If you have a question or need more information, please email
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