St John Ambulance Cadets (ages 10-17)
As a Cadet, you'll have an exciting journey ahead of you.
You'll get to meet new people, learn new skills, and build your
Young people aged 10-17 can join one of our
Cadet units, which operate across England. Units meet once a
Life saving skills are at the heart of our
Cadet programme. There is also the opportunity to use these first
aid skills by supporting our adult volunteers at events.
Some Cadets work towards their Grand Prior's
Award. As part of the Award, you'll be able to take
part in a wide range of activities.
‘Being a St John Ambulance Cadet has made me more
confident and taught me that, no matter what, if I put my mind to
something I can achieve it. It has allowed me to become a young
woman who is ready to try anything and who wants to succeed.’ –
What you'll get up to as a Cadet
Many Cadets join St John Ambulance to gain relevant experience
before pursuing a career as a paramedic or health care
professional. With so many different activities to get involved
with, there is something for everyone.
Some of these include:
- • learning first aid and volunteering at events
- • engaging in social action and helping your local
- • learning about health and wellbeing
- • developing your confidence and communication skills through
our Cadet leadership courses
- • becoming a Peer Educator and helping to teach others first
- • enjoying a wide range of adventurous activities on a
residential summer camp.
Join a Cadet unit
Are you interested in joining Cadets?
Contact our regional offices
to find your nearest unit today.
Watch Cadet Shyr-Nai talk about why she loves St John Ambulance
St John Ambulance charges an annual
subscription to cover the costs of supporting its young people.
These include, among other things, leader training, equipment,
certificates and badges. Financial assistance is also available.
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