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Support young people to gain confidence, leadership and teamwork skills

by St John Ambulance

Are you passionate about helping young people develop their confidence, leadership and teamwork skills? Are you interested in working with young people in your local community? Would you like to support young people to become active health citizens by helping to deliver an engaging, fun and informative youth programme?

Youth Team Volunteers work with young people from a wide breadth of backgrounds, ensuring they really feel part of the St John family. Volunteers will help young people develop their confidence, teamwork skills, self-discipline, and generally encourage them to strive to be the best they can be.

In this role, you will support the delivery of games, activities and training sessions during Unit meetings for young people aged either 5-10 years (St John Badgers) or 10-17 years (St John Cadets).

As you gain more experience, you can be involved in planning and delivering sessions as part of our youth programme, and taking on additional responsibilities such as encouraging and organising for young people to go on events.

The expected commitment is around 2 hours per week, every 1-4 weeks during school term time.

Organisation description

St John Ambulance is a volunteer powered, charitable organisation dedicated to the teaching of first aid. We support the NHS, provide medical support at public events and administer engaging youth programmes throughout England.


Please contact us to discuss any access requirements

Preferred skills

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with a wide range of people
Ability to motivate, inspire and support others
Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of people
Strong listening, compassion, and empathy skills
Strong planning and organisational skills
Enthusiasm for the work of St John Ambulance and ability to model our values
Leadership and people management skills
Ability to work proactively and on own initiative
Ability to work as part of a team
Ability to volunteer flexibly and across geographically dispersed locations
Ability to work well with children and teenagers

Experience gained

Improved self-confidence
Skills in working with children and young people, in the context of a structured youth programme
Introduction to first aid
Awareness of safeguarding policies and procedures

Will the organisation carry out a DBS check?


Minimum age


Age focus

  • Primary School children
  • Secondary school age young people
  • Young adults

Time of volunteering

  • Weekdays
  • Evenings


  • Mainly indoors
  • To learn new skills and improve my job prospects
  • To share my skills and creativity

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