St John Ambulance seeks new West Norfolk volunteers

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A major new drive for volunteers in Norfolk is being launched by the St John Ambulance.

The charity is looking for 200 new people to join units around the county and learn to be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.

In particular, the charity is looking for event volunteers and is keen to hear from members of the public with experience of working with young people.

Volunteers provide first aid at local events as well as major ones such as the Royal Norfolk Show.

There is also the chance to develop other skills within the organisation and, in time, manage aspects of the charity’s work in the community.

Anthony Kitchener, the St John Ambulance’s district manager for the North Anglia region, which covers Norfolk, said: “I’m spearheading this major push for volunteers now as 2014 is the year that I would like to see many of the units in my district grow in size and train up the life savers of the next decade and beyond.

“Although 200 people seems like a large target, these opportunities are real and I’m appealing to members of the public with any level of volunteering experience to step forward.

“There is no need to have any first aid knowledge as you will be fully trained up in life saving skills, and we also want to hear from potential youth leaders who can help with our Badger and Cadet units, both vital parts of the organisation’s work.”

If you would like to learn first aid and provide these essential skills in your community, contact St John Ambulance at or call 08700 104950.