Community Advocate Volunteer Role

St John Ambulance aims to support communities to be more resilient by teaching people lifesaving skills and knowledge to help their families and people around them. We are currently looking for volunteer Community Advocates nationally who will help to be the difference within their community by building relationships and promoting the importance of learning lifesaving skills including CPR and AEDs.

Do you have 3 hours a month spare and would like to make a difference? If so, please email for a chat about this opportunity. We will discuss the training provided and how this could lead you into a new and exciting career/ volunteering journey by joining St John Ambulance


  • Raise awareness of the importance of first aid skills through engagement with targeted communities (e.g. adult support groups, places of worship groups, community centre groups)
  • Provide first aid information to local community groups and associations through 1-hour awareness sessions
  • Distribute promotional materials to promote St John Ambulance and advocacy.







  • Be confident in engaging and communicating with different groups of people

  • Enthusiastic about promoting first aid skills to the public

  • Prepared to learn first aid skills

  • Confident about public speaking

  • Existing community connections

  • We expect you to host regular sessions (minimum 1 per month) to ensure you keep your skills up to date and to ensure you are using the current resources

  • To deliver a session within 2 months of your training and recruitment into the role being completed


Knowledge & Skills

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.

  • SJA will provide uniform in this role.

Personal Qualities

  • 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)

General Requirements

  • 3 Hours a month (2 Sessions a Month)

  • Complete eLearning and in person training

  • Engage with public and Community Development Officer

  • Will have continuous support from St John Ambulance Community Development Officer


Please complete the form below to register your interest in the opportunity.