Appeal for St John's Ambulance volunteers
By Prue_Reid | Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 15:51
FIRST aid charity St John's Ambulance is appealing for volunteers to help lead its Badger and Cadet units in Weston super Mare.
Badgers are the youngest St John Ambulance members, aged five to 10, with Cadet groups catering for 11 to 18-year-olds.
Units usually meet once a week and young people learn lifesaving first aid skills as well as a range of other subjects.
The charity is looking for Badger leaders the seaside resort and other areas.
St John's Ambulance youth development officer, Michelle Chatham, said: 'We are not asking people to give huge amounts of their time, just one evening a week can make so much of a difference.
"Potential volunteers don't need to have previous experience of youth work or first aid as full training is given. New youth workers are continually supported and full training will be completed within the first year.'
"This is a very worthwhile role, supporting young people in our communities to learn how to save lives.
"These are the people who could be the difference between a life lost and a life saved when you need it.'
Anyone interested in becoming a Badger or Cadet leader should contact email@example.com or call Michelle on 0117 963 0197. People can also register your interest online at www.sja.org.uk.