Youth Team Helpers and Leaders

Opportunity by St John Ambulance Leicester
Location Pegasus House, Burleys Way, Leicester, UK

Leaders and Helpers are needed across Leicestershire & Rutland to help with running our weekly St John Cadet or Badger sessions. Young people aged 5 to 18 years can learn first aid skills and develop other skills such as teamwork, communication and leadership in safe, supportive environments.

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About this role

We are looking for new adult volunteer Youth Team Leaders and Helpers across Leicestershire & Rutland to assist with running weekly St John Ambulance Cadet & Badger Units.  Cadets (10 to 17 years) and Badgers (5 to 10 years) learn vital first aid skills along with developing their teamwork, communication and leadership skills in safe, supportive environments.

Older cadets also get opportunities to volunteer with adult first aid teams both locally and nationally to provide first aid assistance to members of the public.

Youth Leaders and Helpers are responsible for organising and running all or part of a weekly session with other leaders.  All resources needed to deliver the sessions are made available.  A DBS check will be required since you’ll be working with young people; full training is provided (both virtually and face-to-face) along with a uniform.  Reasonable out of pocket expenses are reimbursed.  We have a dedicated team of first aid trainers and demonstrators so Youth Leaders & Helpers are not expected to deliver first aid training to young people, although many of them choose to do so.  Typically a commitment of 2 to 2.5 hours per week is needed, Units generally meet one weekday evening each week between Monday and Thursday and sessions last 1.5hrs.

If you are interested in helping young people in your area develop life skills in a safe and supportive setting please consider volunteering with us.  Feel free to contact us for more information about the Units in your area or go to for more details.

Once undertaking the role of a Youth Leader or Helper there is the opportunity to complete additional training and qualifications along with opportunities to volunteer in a range of other roles.

When you can volunteer



  • Willing to take a DBS Check

An enhanced DBS check will need to be completed.

Safeguarding and youth leader fundamentals training is mandatory.


Location Pegasus House, Burleys Way, Leicester, UK

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