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Community Advocate Volunteer Role

Community Advocate Volunteer Role
St John Ambulance
Description of the role:

St John Ambulance aims to support communities to be more resilient by teaching people lifesaving skills and knowledge to help their families and people around them. We are currently looking for volunteer Community Advocates nationally who will help to be the difference within their community by building relationships and promoting the importance of learning lifesaving skills.

Do you have 3 hours a month spare and would like to make a difference? If so please email Community.Engagement@sja.org.uk for a chat about this opportunity. We will discuss the training provided and how this could lead you into a new and exciting career/ volunteering journey by joining St John Ambulance”

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

• Be confident engaging communications with groups of people
• Enthusiastic about promoting first aid skills to the public
• Prepared to learn first aid skills
• Confident about public speaking
• Existing community connections
• We expect you to host regular sessions (minimum 1 per month) to ensure you keep your skills up to date and to ensure you are using the current resources
• To deliver a session within 2 months of your training and recruitment into the role being completed

Practical information:

The training we will provide for you in your first few months is as follows:
• Community Engagement First Aid course training (online with in-person assessment)
• Virtual Community Advocate training including code of conduct
• Regular contact, support, and guidance from the Community Engagement Team
• St John Ambulance will provide a polo shirt and Community Advocate Role Bar. You will be expected to wear your own trousers, shoes and jackets
• Access to a variety of online materials and resources


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Additional Information
DBS check needed: No
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Age 14+, Age 15+, Age 16+, Age 17+, Over 18s
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Address
St John Ambulance First Aid Training Ossett
Healey Road
Ossett
West Yorkshire
WF5 8LN
Last updated: 01.12.2021
Organisation Information

St John Ambulance are the UK's leading First Aid and care charity. Volunteers from SJA provide over 4 million hours of public duties and train over half a million people in First Aid annually. Please contact County Headquarters to locate your local division.