Five reasons to become a St John Ambulance student
As part of Student Volunteering Week, we're publishing blogs
from St John Ambulance student volunteers. Today we hear from Matt
I’ve seen a post on social media recently that simply read
‘Volunteers don’t necessarily have the time, but they do have the
heart’. Thanks to my experience of being a student volunteer with
St John Ambulance at Keele University in Staffordshire, I’ve got
some fantastic memories from my time at university that aren’t just
confined to the Chemistry Lab. It can be difficult at times to
balance study, work, social life and volunteering, but when you get
it right, you’re on to a winner!
Here are my top 5 reasons to become a St John Ambulance Student
1. Meet new people
St John Ambulance volunteers are ordinary people trained to do
extraordinary things. The people you meet along the way are some of
the best you’ll ever come across.
2. Gain new skills
St John Ambulance student volunteers get the chance to
compliment their degree study with learning invaluable life saving
skills. Once you’ve learned the skill set, you can put them into
practice providing first aid at events, such as student union club
3. Stand out from the crowd
What you do outside your studies at university can help
distinguish you from crowd when it comes to post-uni applications.
Joining St John Ambulance as a student volunteer demonstrates that
you have the passion to help people, the ability to manage your
commitments effectively, and that you are willing to put time into
something for the good of others.
4. The sense of pride
It is a proud moment the first time you pull on that emerald
green uniform. You are representing an organisation helps thousands
of people all over the globe each year. It’s a special feeling - it
still gets to me after two years!
5. Simply...Why not?
I can’t think of any reason not to join St John Ambulance as a
student volunteer. The amazing experiences I’ve had with St John
Ambulance have made my time at university what it is – the best
years of my life.
I graduate this summer, so will have to leave my unit behind. I
am hoping to stay in education as a post-graduate, and rest assured
that I will be the first in the queue to sign up for the St John
Ambulance unit at my new university!
Your university first aid society offers you the chance
to be part of a unique team of life savers, run by students for
Become a St John Ambulance student