St John Ambulance is the charity that steps forward in the moments that matter to save lives and support communities. Its highly trained volunteers keep people safe at events nationwide, springing into action to help with medical incidents and emergencies.

The organisation also helps the NHS by responding to some 999 calls, as well as transporting patients safely. Every year, around 500,000 people, including children and young people, learn how to save a life through its first aid training. St John Ambulance has saved lives and relieved suffering for over 140 years, and – with the support of the public – will do so for decades to come.

Together, we’re united by our goal of saving lives through essential first health services, first aid training and campaigning.

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Every year, more than 400,000 people learn how to save a life through our training programmes, including hundreds of thousands of young people.

They were set up before the NHS and have saved lives and delivered first aid for over 140 years. They are a constantly evolving team of over 1,500 employees and 18,000 volunteers. Their volunteers work at the heart of communities to keep people safe and deliver first aid in the moments that matter, whether it’s giving life-saving CPR or tying a sling for a sprained wrist.

The charity have youth programmes operating across England, enabling young people to learn first aid, build their confidence, and gain important life skills. For Badgers (ages 7-10) it's all about fun, adventure, and learning first aid. As a Cadet (ages 10-17) you'll get to meet new people, learn new skills, and build your confidence.

They can equip you with mental health first aid skills as well as physical!

How donations can help...

  • £15 will help us to keep one of their ambulances on the road serving the community for a day.

  • £40 will allow them to equip someone with the first aid skills to save a life.

  • £100 will train one of our volunteers to become and advanced first aider.

Important dates for the calendar

1st to 7th June - Volunteers Week

June 24th - St John’s Day

October 10th - World Mental Health Awareness day

Other ways to support

Whatever your age, and however much time you can commit, there’s a volunteer role for you. You don’t even need any first aid experience! We’ll support you every step of the way. Volunteer for St John Ambulance today.

St John Ambulance


27 St John's Lane


Contact Number

08700 104950