About us

Ask us how first aid saves lives

St John Ambulance responds to health emergencies, supports communities, and saves lives - relying on public donations to do so.

In 2020, we provided over 250,000 hours of volunteer support to the NHS, on ambulances, in communities and caring for Covid-19 patients in hospitals and in 2021 partnered with the NHS in vaccinating the nation. In normal years, our thousands of volunteers deliver vital first aid in communities and public events across the nation.

We are also the nation's leading first aid training organisation, helping members of the public gain the skills that help them save lives where they live and work. And our employed ambulance crews are in action, day-in, day-out delivering vital patient transport and acting as back up to the NHS ambulance service.

From our vibrant youth programmes to our world-class training, we empower people of all ages with lifesaving skills and the confidence to use them, every day. This year marks our 100th anniversary of training young people, through our Cadet programme, in essential first aid skills, giving them the confidence to save lives.

Visit sja.org.uk/AskMe

The St John Ambulance Ask Me brand campaign highlights how first aid can save lives through the voices of people who have been saved or saved others.


Ask me how I brought someone back to life

Ask me why I'm protecting people from COVID-19

Ask me how my grandson saved my life

Ask me how I saved a man who had been stabbed

Volunteering Opportunities

If you want to help save lives in your community, we’d love you to join our team. Whatever you enjoy doing, and however much time you can commit, there’s a volunteer role for you.