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St John Ambulance Youth Programmes

Youth programmes at St John Ambulance

'With St John Ambulance I have achieved so much.  It’s made me a more motivated person. It’s taught me to aim high.' – Rebecca Cruxton

Our youth programmes give young people the opportunity to learn first aid alongside other important life skills. They operate throughout England.

Badgers (Ages 7-10)

Our fun and adventurous Badger Setts are packed with activities for children so they can learn important life skills in an exciting and safe environment.

Cadets (Ages 10-17)

At Cadets it's all about fun, community and developing your skills. You can learn first aid, earn your Grand Prior Award and volunteer within your community.

Youth projects: RISE (Ages 14-25)

RISE is a community programme aimed at training young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEETs).

University student volunteering

If you’re at university, you can join a first aid society. Student first aid societies offer a great opportunity to meet new people, provide first aid services and become more involved with your university community.

Get involved with our youth programmes

Find out more about our youth programmes

Contact our regional offices to find your nearest unit

Get involved with St John Ambulance youth activities

Badgers (ages 7-10)

Our Badger Setts are packed with activities for children

Join St John Ambulance Badgers

Cadets (ages 10-17)

Learn first aid and volunteer in your community

Join St John Ambulance Cadets

Information for parents

All you need to know

Information for parents

Information for schools

Resources and lesson plans



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