As a volunteer with St Andrew’s First Aid you will have access to training and development opportunities and given the chance of attending a wide range of national and local events, where your skills, knowledge and experience may be required to help someone and may even save their life.

St Andrew’s First Aid is an organisation committed to the protection of children and young people. All volunteers and staff are expected to share this commitment by promoting and protecting the welfare of children and young people and for it to be of paramount concern. 

All volunteering applicants are required to undertake our full recruitment process comprising an application, interview, references and relevant background checks.

We welcome volunteers from all ages, background and level of training. If you have an interest in becoming a volunteer with St Andrew’s First Aid, please get in touch by registering your interest.

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We work in partnership with Lifelines Scotland to provide wellbeing support to our volunteers!

Our Expectations of Volunteers

Are you able to meet the level of commitment St Andrew’s First Aid is looking for? This includes;

• An information session (1hr)

• An interview (30 mins)

• Initial first aid training (6 days over one year)

• Regular company meetings (weekly, fortnightly or monthly)

• At least 60 hours per year of volunteer hours

If so, we want to hear from you!

How we will support you

• Extensive first aid training appropriate for your role

• Regular meetings with your local Volunteer Group to continuously practice first aid skills, work through casualty simulations, and discuss specific medical issues

• A full uniform. *Issued once a volunteer has demonstrated their commitment to the organisation

• Out-of-pocket expenses, as covered within our Volunteer Expense Policy

• A pathway for learning and developing skills via additional health and leadership workshops and training

• Opportunity to attend volunteer conferences, forums and roadshows

• Opportunities to progress and move to different roles and leadership teams within the organisation

Our locations

St Andrew’s First Aid are proud to offer volunteering opportunities throughout the whole of Scotland, from the Highlands and Islands to Dumfries and Galloway.

Our local volunteer groups meet regularly across a number of locations, and are headed up by experienced volunteers who coordinate the training and activities of volunteers within the particular area.

Glasgow & West

South West Scotland

Central Scotland

Edinburgh, Lothian & Borders

North of Scotland

Western Isles

Dundee & Angus

Our Volunteer Roles

Event First Aiders

St Andrew’s First Aid is the leading provider of first aid event cover in Scotland and has been providing high-quality and cost-effective medical support at Scottish events for more than 115 years.

As an Event First Aider, you will help to keep the public safe at some of the most high profile events in Scotland. You’ll be able to attend an unrivalled range of exciting events, from concerts, festivals, national sporting events and theatre productions to local community events. Whatever the time of year, there will be an event to suit your needs and fit with your volunteering-life balance.

Community Facilitators

Our team of community volunteers and facilitators work hard to educate communities across Scotland in first aid. As a community volunteer you will facilitate our first aid awareness talks and demonstrations in a range of community settings including (but not limited to): community groups, churches, youth groups, groups for older people, parent and baby groups, and schools. Community Volunteers may also be involved in online community engagement activities and fundraising initiatives at times. 

You can help us make sure your community, and all people in Scotland have a chance to learn essential and emergency first aid by applying to be a community facilitator.

Fundraising Volunteers

Join our exciting team as a Fundraising Volunteer and help support Scotland’s leading first aid charity on our vital mission to ensure first aid assistance is accessible to all. As a fundraising volunteer for St Andrew’s First Aid, your role will be to plan and take part in fundraising activities for the charity, develop and plan new fundraising strategies and keep records of fundraising activities and money raised.

Youth Leaders

As a Youth Leader, you will be responsible for delivering our youth programme, teaching life-saving skill and helping to provide development opportunities to our young people. Youth Leaders are responsible for the provision of a safe, inclusive, and open environment for young people to learn first aid and develop.  Encourage and support young people to participate in activities and feel empowered.