Plea to find Doncaster St John Ambulance volunteers

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Open evenings will be held by St John Ambulance in the Doncaster area to give local people an insight into what it means to be a volunteer with the nation’s leading first aid charity.

The charity is on the hunt for new adult volunteer first aiders in the Doncaster surrounding Area.

The recruitment event and selection evenings take place on 19 June at St John Ambulance Unit, Welfare Ground, Edlington at 7pm, where the charity’s local volunteers train and hold meetings.

Current volunteers will be on hand to talk about their own experience of volunteering with the charity and to demonstrate their first aid skills.

Visitors interested in becoming a volunteer will be able find out about the St John Ambulance Pathway training process from application to becoming a fully fledged first aider in the local community.

Applicants who have already entered the recruitment process will also be interviewed on the night and given guidance.

Andrew Feely, St John Ambulance’s District Manager, West District said: ‘We want to give local people a real insight into what we do. We make sure all our volunteers have the skills needed to be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.

‘But there’s also a strong social side to the organisation. St John Ambulance gives you the chance to learn new skills, make new friends and get involved in doing something really positive for your community.’

All new volunteers are expected to learn basic first aid skills, but for those who prefer not to get involved in frontline first aid duties there are plenty of other valuable roles including helping with fundraising, administration and youth activities.

For further information about the information event or volunteering with Doncaster Area St John Ambulance, contact the Regional office at Ossett T: 01924 268672 or email and a joining pack will be sent for completion, which should be brought along to the information evening.