Youth Team Member

St John Ambulance

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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? Then join our youth team today!

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.

We have Youth Helpers and Youth Leaders. You’ll join as a Youth Helper, and have the opportunity to become a Youth Leader (if you’d like) through additional training and experience. This comes with more responsibility for running the unit and supporting our fabulous young people.


  • 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.

We want to build the best teams we can to volunteer across the South East volunteer network. We welcome applications from everyone interested in this role. This includes people from Black, Asian and/or minority ethnic backgrounds, people with disabilities, people who are LGBTQIA+ and women.


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!

When do I need to be available?

Details Sessions are between 1½-2 hours, usually during term time. Initially we're looking for you to join the unit at least once a month, but we love it when volunteers can join the young people every week.
Morning Afternoon Evening

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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
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training