Why volunteer with us?
We know you'll want to make a real difference when you volunteer but it’s not just about what you can do for others; our volunteers get a lot out of the experience too. Volunteering can help you make new friends, enhance your CV, learn new skills and improve your confidence. As Wales’ leading first aid charity, we’re a great organisation to be involved with if you want to pursue a career in health or social care too.
What our volunteers do
Every day our volunteers help keep local communities across Wales safe. We have lots of opportunities so you can gain experience volunteering at local, national or even international events.
Find the right role
You don’t need to have any previous first aid experience to volunteer with us.
- First aider - be part of a team that saves lives. As a first aider, you'll deliver care to people in need at public events in your community.
- Youth Leader - can you inspire the next generation of lifesavers? As a youth leader, you'll encourage young people from all walks of life to develop their potential.
- Leadership positions - whether it's looking after your local division, or supporting a number of divisions in your area, as a volunteer leader you'll gain experience and develop your skills, and help us deliver our life-saving work.
- Support roles - we're also looking for volunteers who can lend their expertise to roles such as fundraising, human resources, safeguarding and recruitment.
- Professional clinical roles - nurses, doctors and paramedics play a vital role for us at larger events. Clinical leaders support the professional development of our first aiders and help us keep our standards high.
Volunteer roles are flexible with hours to suit you. Whether you have family commitments, work full-time, you’re retired or currently unemployed, we have a role for everyone at St John Cymru Wales. Adult volunteers need to be over 18 years old but if you’re not over 18 yet, don’t worry, we also have opportunities for children and young people.
What you’ll get in return
Volunteering is a fantastic way to connect with your community. We’ll make sure you get the training and support you need for your role and will teach you first aid whatever role you’ve signed up for! We'll also provide you with the equipment and uniform required.
Our student societies, known as LINKS groups are run by students and designed to fit around studying and other commitments. We currently have links in Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, Cardiff Metropolitan and Swansea universities.
If you’d like to volunteer with us, simply fill in the online registration form and find your local division. A member of the team will be in touch within 10 working days.