22nd Nov, 2018

St John Ambulance is calling for more volunteers in Coventry

Emily Fish 23rd May, 2017

ST John Ambulance is looking for new volunteers to become first aiders in Coventry and the surrounding area.

The charity’s area manager, John Downey said: “No one should die because they needed first aid and didn’t get it.

“We teach people first aid so they can be the difference between life and death, and you can help us do this.”

He added as a first aid volunteer, individuals will be trained to a high standard to provide first aid treatment to patients at events covered by St John Ambulance in the community and at events both regionally and nationally.

St John Ambulance volunteers from Coventry attend events such as the Godiva Festival and Earlsdon Festival, along with events at the city’s cathedral, family fun days, marathons and other races.

The charity recently provided first aid cover for Coventry University Students’ Union’s Summer Ball, held in the cathedral ruins on Saturday, May 13.

John said: “No previous training in first aid is required – it will all be provided – we just look for a desire to help people and the readiness to deal with situations that can be distressing.”

The charity’s units of adult volunteers meet on Tuesday (Standard, Holbrooks), Wednesday (Kenilworth Three Spires & City of Coventry) and Friday (Allesley Jaguar).

The deadline for applications to become a first aider in Coventry is Sunday, June – with interviews on Saturday, June 24.

Contact John via john.downey@sja.org.uk for more information or to apply visit www.sja.org.uk/sja/volunteer/the-role-for-you/volunteer-vacancies—new/vacancy-details.aspx?I=56263

In addition to needing new first aiders, St John Ambulance is looking for youth support leaders to support its thriving Badger and Cadet groups in the city.

Applicants can apply online at www.sja.org.uk/sja/volunteer/the-role-for-you/volunteer-vacancies—new/vacancy-details.aspx?Id=56266

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