Community Advocate

St John Ambulance

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Do you want to play your part and build confidence in your local community by sharing first aid skills? Are you looking for a flexible volunteering opportunity? Then join our team of Community Advocates and together we will build confident, more health resilient communities.

Your role is to raise awareness of the importance of first aid, increase confidence by addressing misconceptions and myths, so people feel competent to recognise and respond appropriately to situations they may come across.

You’ll be sharing information and resources to the public and delivering sessions to community groups, you may know or discover, local to you.

Advocates may have the option to attend their local St John volunteer unit. This is a great opportunity to gain more skills, grow wider topic knowledge and confidence, meet other volunteers, and attend community events.


  •  Ability to communicate effectively 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
  •  Enthusiasm for the work of St John Ambulance and the ability to model our values
  •  Ability to work proactively and on own initiative, often alone
  •  Ability to work as part of a team
  •  Ability to volunteer flexibly and across geographically dispersed locations
  •  Strong listening, compassion and empathy skills (desirable)
  •  Strong planning and organisational skills (desirable)
  •  Comfortable with Microsoft Office applications (desirable).


 The training and support we will provide for you is as follows:

  • Welcome programme introducing you to the project & wider charity
  • Training in appropriate SJA policies
  • St John Safeguarding training relevant to your role
  • Online, classroom and on-the-job training as a Community Advocate
  • Out of pocket expenses.

When do I need to be available?

Details This is a flexible volunteering role. You will give the time which suits your lifestyle, work, family, and other commitments. We know each session makes a positive difference to an individual, family and community. We ask for Community Advocates ideally to commit to at least two sessions per month. Growing the numbers of Community Advocate volunteers across the country, together we will create a wave of first aid confidence.
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  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
  • Support on Offer
    Our volunteers take on a lot of responsibility. That’s why we’ll support you every step of the way. We do this in a number of ways, such as: • providing you with all the training you need to excel in your role • opportunities to progress and develop as a volunteer with yearly development reviews • making sure you have local support and a point of contact • access to our intranet (Connect) which has plenty of resources to help you in your role and help you connect with a network of volunteers across the country • reimburse any reasonable out-of-pocket expenses • the opportunity to express your views and contribute your ideas about how St John Ambulance can improve • and much more!
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training