Volunteering Roles

There lots of different volunteer roles available. For some, all you need is bags of enthusiasm, such as the community fundraiser role. Others, such as the medical volunteering roles, require you to hold a qualification before you can apply.

Who can volunteer?

Our roles are open to applicants over the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, you can get involved with one of our fantastic youth programmes.

Please note: we are unable to support work experience at this point in time.

Where can I volunteer?

St John Ambulance (England) covers all of England. If you don’t live in England, you can contact one of our sister charities to find out about volunteering opportunities near you.

When can I volunteer?

All our volunteer roles operate in the evenings and weekends, with some weekday opportunities. Time commitments vary depending on the role.

Check the table below to find an area you’re interested in and a time commitment that suits you. Click the role category to read more about the roles available in that area.

Volunteer Roles

Community Advocate

Community Advocate

Raise awareness of the importance of first aid in your local community

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Event first aiders

Event first aiders

Be part of a team that saves lives

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Youth teams

Youth teams

Can you inspire the next generation of life savers?

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Community Champion

Community Champion

Make a difference in your community by encouraging others to learn life saving skills

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Event logistics

Event logistics

It takes more than first aid to keep everyone safe at events.

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Fundraising and communications

Fundraising and communications

Outgoing, committed, energetic. Sound like you?

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Managerial roles

Managerial roles

If you have management or supervisory experience and want to enhance your skills, we’d love to have you join our team.

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Healthcare Professional roles

Healthcare Professional roles

If you have management or supervisory experience and want to enhance your skills, we’d love to have you join our team.

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University student volunteering

University student volunteering

We’re looking for student volunteers to join St John Ambulance.

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Support roles

Support roles

Our first aid volunteers are a familiar sight at local and major events, but we also have hundreds of volunteers making things happen behind the scenes.

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Trainers and assessors

Trainers and assessors

Teach your life saving skills to others and help us build a nation of first aiders

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Stadium First Aider

Stadium First Aider

Could you keep sporting crowds safe? Whether it's giving out a plaster for a foot blister, or more serious emergencies, you'll be a life saver.

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Ambulance services volunteers

Ambulance services volunteers

If you’re kind, caring and conscientious, we could use your help in providing ambulance services.

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Community first responders

Community first responders

Reliable, calm in an emergency, and passionate about helping your community. Sound like you? If yes, you could become a community first responder.

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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.

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