About Us

Our Vision is for communities that save lives and serve each other through volunteering for health and first aid. Our mission will be to build volunteering for health into every community, providing first and second response and resilience every day.

At St John Ambulance we believe everyone should get the chance to learn how to save a life, so that whenever a first aid emergency occurs, whether in the home, workplace or community, someone is on hand with the skills to help.

Every year, 400,000 people learn first aid through our training programmes, including hundreds of thousands of young people. Our volunteers provide first aid in their communities, keeping people safe at events, and working alongside the NHS in response to 999 calls. We generate around £100m per annum which we reinvest in delivering and campaigning for better access to first aid for everyone. By doing this, we can give people the chance to learn basic first aid skills that they wouldn't otherwise get the opportunity to learn.

First aid is such a simple skill, but it has an incredible impact.

We want everyone to learn it, so that they can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.


We can all be the difference between a life saved and a life lost. Take a look at what our people do.

We Save Lives

At St John Ambulance, we save lives and teach people how to save lives. In this video, people talk about the impact on them and why they have joined us.

Everyday Heroes

Every year we hold a glitzy awards dinner to raise awareness for our cause and celebrate members of the public who have done something extraordinary and saved lives...

Our History

We have a rich history dating back to the Crusades. Take a trip back in time with our Badgers & Cadets and learn more about our journey.

The Chokeables

Credited with saving over 54 babies lives, this advert starring David Walliams, David Mitchell, and Johnny Vegas won the Charity Film of the Year awards in 2017.

Express Your Interest

Could you be the future of our NHS team of heroes? Join our NHS Cadets scheme and gain valuable exprience for your future career..