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St John Ambulance supports Student Volunteering Week

St John Ambulance student volunteersThis week we're celebrating and showcasing the work of our amazing student volunteers

This week St John Ambulance are proud to be supporting Student Volunteering Week. The week, organised by the National Union of Students and Student Hubs, runs from 22nd-28th February and aims to promote the great work of existing student volunteers and encourage more students to get involved.

Throughout the week we will be thanking and show casing the work of our 1500 St John Ambulance student volunteers, who are based in 52 university units around the country.

Our fantastic student volunteers gave over 60,000 hours of their own time alongside demanding university courses last year, to help us achieve our vision that no one should suffer for the lack of trained first aiders. They have done this by providing first aid in their communities, keeping people safe at events and raising awareness of first aid on their campuses.

Adam Williams, Head of Volunteering said: ‘Student volunteers contribute a significant amount of time, effort and commitment to St John Ambulance, and we are fully committed to ensuring that we continue to support our students to grow and develop. Over the next couple of years we will be further developing our student volunteering programme to support graduates, and provide further opportunities for St John Ambulance to grow across universities and colleges.’

To find out more about student volunteering with St John Ambulance, visit our student volunteering page and come back to see case studies from student volunteers throughout the week.