Young People

Youth Programmes at St John Ambulance (NI)
Creating a Generation of Active Health Citizens

Our youth programmes operate across Northern Ireland, enabling young people to learn first aid, build their confidence, and gain important life skills.

2022 marks the centenary of our work with young people (100 years of Cadets, together with 35 years of Badgers) – and we're celebrating by making it the biggest year yet for our young volunteers!

Young people can join St John Ambulance either as a Badger (5-10 years old) or a Cadet (up to 18 years old), where they learn first aid, make new friends and take part in a range of fun activities. Cadets also get the chance to provide first aid to the public at events.

Youth Team Volunteers help these young people to gain the skills and experience they need and encourage and inspire them to reach their potential.