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Volunteer First Aider with Orpington St John Ambulance, Orpington

Volunteer as a first aider in Orpington.

Help your community, learn new skills, join a family, and save lives.

To apply visit: https://www.sja.org.uk/sja/volunteer/the-role-for-you/volunteer-vacancies---new/vacancy-details.aspx?Id=92274

If you would like to find out what it is like being a volunteer before applying please contact John Matthews to attend our unit meetings.


The Role:

You do not need prior experience or training. We provide all training and equipment you need for you to successfully fulfill your role. We also cover your expenses so that you are not left out of pocket.

Further information can be found about the role of a first aider can be found at https://www.sja.org.uk/sja/volunteer/find-your-volunteer-role/event-first-aiders.aspx

You can then train to become an advanced first aider, first aid trainer or assessor, volunteer manager, or ambulance driver and attendant.


How to Volunteer:

Complete the application form at (Copy and paste into your browser): https://www.sja.org.uk/sja/volunteer/the-role-for-you/volunteer-vacancies---new/vacancy-details.aspx?Id=92274

Following making an application you will be invited to an informal interview and meet and greet session. You will also complete a DBS check, if required.

After the meet and greet session, you will be invited to the induction where we give you initial details about St John Ambulance, and the life of a volunteer. You will also receive training on some of our policies and procedures.
After the induction you will then join your local unit.

At the same time you will be undertaking your first aid course. The first aid course takes place at one of our training venues. Once you complete the course you will be ready to attend events and provide first aid.

All dates you are required to attend can be found on the link referenced above.


The Orpington Unit

The Orpington Unit meets on a Tuesday between 19:20 and 21:00 at a convenient location in the Orpington area. At a unit meeting you will hear about upcoming events, socialise, and receive training.

We are a friendly and passionate group of volunteers who are keen to pass on our knowledge to save lives. Our volunteers come from Orpington and the surrounding areas including St Mary Cray, Petts Wood, Green Street Green, Locksbottom, Pratts Bottom, Knockholt, Hayes, West Wickham, Bromley, and Chislehurst.


Time Commitment

You are expected to attend as many weekly meetings as possible, however, we recognise that work, and child care can sometimes mean you may have to miss a meeting or two.

You can volunteer at as many events as you like in the Orpington area and beyond including St Olaves Rugby games, the Chislehurst 10K, and School fetes as well as the London Marathon, Football games, Hyde Park Concerts, and Royal Parades. Experience tells us that doing at least one event a month means that you continually develop your skills but many volunteers do more.

If you are no longer able to volunteer, you can stop at any time; all you need to do is let us know and give back your uniform.

Any questions?

Contact the Orpington Unit Manager John Matthews

E: John.Matthews1@sja.org.uk

Twitter: @SJAOrpington

Salary: N/A

Applications Before: Jul 12, 2019

Organisation: Orpington Unit, St John Ambulance

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