Event First Aider

Support the public with first aid at a variety of large and small events, with full training provided.

Event First Aider

Do you love the idea of looking after the public during unexpected moments of need? Would you like to volunteer at your choice of local events from village fetes to sports games, from concerts to city-wide marathons? Would you like to be trained by, and support, the country’s leading first aid charity? Then become an Event First Aider with St John Ambulance!  

The role

As a First Aider on events both large and small, you will be there in the moments that matter, from reassuring and giving minor treatments, to being part of a life-saving team. You will be supporting the wider work of St John Ambulance, as we aim to build more health resilience into local communities including your own. 

Training and time commitment

The training and support we will provide for you is as follows:

  • Welcome programme introducing you to the project & wider charity
  • Training in appropriate SJA policies
  • St John Safeguarding training relevant to your role
  • A four-day Event First Aider training course
  • The opportunity to be part of a local unit, where you will have ongoing support from peers and further learning & development opportunities

Expected Time Commitment

Ideally 2 events per month (average event shift 1-8 hours) 

"Volunteering gives me an opportunity to use my skills to keep people safe whilst experiencing the atmosphere at a variety of events I would otherwise never have the chance to attend."

- Charlotte, Event First Aider

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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.