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St John Ambulance

Being a St John Ambulance Cadet is a great way for young people to volunteer and learn valuable life skills. As a Cadet, you will be working towards your Grand Prior Award and can choose from over seventy different subjects to complete your award. These range from first aid to fire prevention, photography to sports. If you’re a Cadet aged 14 or older, and have completed your first aid training, you can progress to become a Peer Educator or Youth First Aider.

The Peer Education programme will help you develop your confidence, teamwork and leadership skills and once you’re trained as a Peer Educator, you’ll be able to give first aid training to other young people in your community. On the Youth First Aid programme, you’ll get extra training and become a Cadet First Aider. You’ll then be able to put your first aid skills into practice at public events including the London Marathon, music festivals and football matches. There are also opportunities to compete in international first aid competitions and enjoy weekend residential camps packed with fun activities.

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What We Do

What We Do

  • First aid training
  • Volunteering within local communities
  • Providing first aid cover at public events, such as football matches and music festivals
  • Developing leadership and public speaking skills
  • Teaching first aid to other young people
  • Weekend residential camps packed with activities
  • The opportunity to compete in international first aid competitions
  • Residential training weekends with young people from across the region

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"When I first joined St John Ambulance I was quite a shy and nervous character. When my local unit started up I decided to try it, and from the moment I walked through the door I was made so welcome by the helpful youth leaders and other cadets that I never looked back. Over the past 7 years I have gained a variety of skills and qualifications including Cadet Advanced First Aider, a BTEC in Peer Education and more! At the age of 17 I have now spoken at the House of Lords, met both Princess Anne and Archbishop Desmond Tutu as well as being the PR officer for our Regional Youth Board! These are all things I would have never achieved if it wasn't for St John Ambulance."

Amie Hampsheir-Gill, aged 17