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Youth support leaders needed for St John Ambulance

St John Ambulance is looking for volunteers to become youth support leaders, teaching young people life-saving skills.

St John Ambulance Badger setts cover the ages from 7 to 10, with Cadet units following up to age 17. In Melksham the group meets on Monday evenings.

The charity’s area manager, Jan Baker said, “No-one should die because they needed first aid and didn’t get it; St John Ambulance teaches people first aid so they can be the difference between life and death.

“We provide full training in life-saving techniques that can be passed on to the next generation of first aiders.

“We are not asking people to give huge amounts of their time – just one evening a week can help us provide children and young people with developmental opportunities to help them achieve their full potential.

“Learning first aid is an important thing at any time of life, but teaching children and teenagers equips them to be the difference between a life lost and a life saved from a young age.

“It also builds their confidence, teaches them new skills and puts something back into the community.”

St John Ambulance’s youth programmes are varied – from photography to cooking and map reading – so people can bring life experiences and knowledge to the organisation without having any prior first aid knowledge.

For more information and to apply to become a St John Ambulance Youth Support Leader in Wiltshire, visit www.sja.org.uk/sja/volunteer/the-role-for-you/volunteer-vacancies—new/vacancy-details.aspx?Id=57234 or email jan.baker@sja.org.uk. The closing date for applications is Sunday 4th June.