Community Advocate

  • Hours

    Ideally at least two sessions per month
  • Working with...

    Education in the community
  • Regularity

    Flexible/Ad Hoc
  • Ideal minimum commitment

    Every 2-4 weeks
  • Additional Online training

    1-3 hours
  • Additional Classroom training

  • Supports NHS

  • Available to

    General public & existing St John People
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About the Community Advocate role

As a Community Advocate you will help to raise the profile of first aid within your local community by helping us spread awareness of the first aid message, through the delivery of a 1-hour lifesaving skills workshop.

You’ll get a huge sense of satisfaction and pride delivering an essential service. It’s great for you, great for your community and great for our nation, and it requires only a small commitment of your time. 

Getting started

You will usually be able to start volunteering very quickly, meeting your colleagues and beginning to learn on the job. However please be aware you will have some online training to do, and you will need to engage with classroom training opportunities when available.

Pursuing the role

We do not have a fixed closing date, but we may pause recruitment if we become oversubscribed - so if you want to pursue this, please do not delay!

If you are not already a St John Ambulance volunteer, after getting some brief details we will first invite you to an interview with our Welcome Team.

When pursuing this role, we will check you meet the minimum criteria and then ask for a Personal Statement. Your statement will tell us why you want to be a Community Advocate and what you will bring to the role. Our volunteer leaders in your area will read your statement and decide whether to offer you the role.

To start pursuing this role please follow the link below:

Pursue this role

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.