National Volunteers' Week blog – Anton Cornibert
As part of National Volunteers' Week, we're publishing blogs
about volunteering with St John Ambulance. Today, we talk to
National Cadet of the Year, Anton Cornibert.
How does it feel being National Cadet of the Year?
It is mind-blowing to be the representative for all the
hardworking, determined and passionate Cadets from around the
country. Even now, it’s still sinking in!
When did you decide to join St John Ambulance Cadets?
I joined St John Ambulance after attending an Essential First
Aid course for the public around a year ago. It’s crazy to think in
my relatively short time as a Cadet I have achieved so
What do you enjoy most about St John Ambulance Cadets?
I’ve been able to volunteer in many different roles for St John
Ambulance, including being in charge of the radio at Chelsea
football stadium. I never thought I would be able to take part in
so many different roles that require so much responsibility at such
a young age.
I completed my Peer Education course last year and have really
enjoyed teaching other Cadets life saving skills. It’s humbling
teaching a first aid skill to Cadets and seeing them using this
skill to assist casualties at events.
Has being a St John Ambulance Cadet helped you in your future
Youth Leaders have been very supportive and I’m lucky to be
constantly challenged in areas where I can develop new skills, such
as leadership. Joining St John Ambulance has helped me decide on my
future career goal of training to become a paramedic, as I have
enjoyed learning first aid so much!
What would you say to other young people who are thinking about
I’d encourage all young people to give St John Ambulance Cadets
a try. Who knows where it could lead - you too could be a future
National Cadet of the Year!
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