Volunteering

First Aider

Be part of a team that saves lives!

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 such as the Belfast Marathon.

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.'

- First Aider
Role title Minimum time commitment Qualification level

First aider - This introductory role is ideal for those who are new to first aid volunteering. We’ll give you all the first aid training you need.

2 events per month

No previous first aid experience required

Advanced first aider - Advanced first aiders can act as clinical supervisors and mentors to first aiders. As an advanced first aider, you’ll receive extended training in first aid skills for events.

4 events per month

A minimum of 12 months’ previous experience as a first aider

Cycle responders – an advanced first aider has the opportunity to become a cycle responder. If you enjoy cycling and can work independently, this is the role for you! At large events, cycle responders are essential in ensuring people in need receive first aid quickly.

4 events per month, mainly evenings and weekends

You must be previously trained as an advanced first aider to apply for this role, or have equivalent clinical training with a recognised clinical organisation

Patient transport attendant – an Advanced First Aider has the opportunity to become a Patient Transport Attendant (PTA) and transfer non-urgent patients in our fleet of ambulances from home to arranged hospital appointments, hospital to hospital and/or hospital to home.

4 events per month, mainly evenings and weekends

You must have been an advanced first aider for a minimum of 3 months to apply for this role..

Emergency transport attendant – a Patient Transport Attendant has the opportunity to become an Emergency Transport Attendant (ETA) and crew our fleet of emergency, front line ambulances at events such as concerts, sports events and marathons. These volunteers are trained to high standards in emergency ambulance aid, advanced driving and driving under blue-light emergency conditions.

4 events per month, mainly evenings and weekends

You must have been a Patient Transport Attendant (PTA) for a minimum of 6 months to apply for this role.

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