First aid is such a simple skill, but it has an incredible impact. We want everyone to learn it, so that they can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved. We have the opportunities in this area to help us to keep the community safe while they work, rest and play by volunteering as a first aider at events.
As an event first aider, you’ll provide first aid care to people in need at public events. This volunteer role can see you at professional football matches, theatres, music festivals and big sporting events. You don’t need previous first aid experience to become a first aider – we’ll give you all the training you need. If you’ve got good communication skills and want to help people in your community, we’d love to have you on our team. ‘I didn’t have any first aid training before I signed up as a volunteer. I actually hate the sight of blood! But when someone’s in need, all the things you usually worry about don’t seem to matter. Being a St John Ambulance volunteer gives me a reason to reach out to others. When you give something of yourself, you get a lot in return.’ – Samira, First Aider
*An enthusiasm for the work of St John Ambulance and an appreciation of our values • Someone who has an interest in providing first aid to the public at events • Someone who has good communication skills, especially with the public and patients • Someone who is able to work as part of a team • Willing to train as a first aider at events • Be physically fit for role.