Appeal for volunteers to train as first aiders in Hatfield and Potters Bar

First aiders are needed in Hatfield and Potters Bar.

First aiders are needed in Hatfield and Potters Bar.

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Organisers of St John Ambulance units in Hatfield and Potters Bar are appealing for new volunteers to be trained as first aiders.

Specific opportunities for adult first aiders exist at units in Hatfield and Potters Bar.

No prior first aid or volunteering experience is required for any of these roles as all necessary training will be given by existing volunteers and trainers at a regular weekly meeting.

Volunteers with no first aid experience can expect to attain a reasonable level of proficiency after six to nine months.

Following training, the volunteers will all be given the chance to attend events in the local community and use their skills.

All potential volunteers must be over 18 and will be required to pass an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Tom Davison, district volunteer HR officer in Hertfordshire, said: ‘We have a number of units in Hertfordshire that wish to recruit new volunteer adult first aiders.

“It’s an incredible feeling knowing that you can save a life and yet only one in 10 people know how to deliver first aid.

“I’m hoping to hear from enthusiastic adults around the county who are willing to give up a few hours a month to learn how to be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.”

Anyone interested in one of these roles can contact Tom for an informal chat at tom.davison@sja.org.uk or email east-volunteering@sja.org.uk indicating which unit location they would like to be considered for.

Welcome Weekend induction interviews and training will take place in Huntingdon on April 29 and 30 and in Dunstable on May 6 and 7, so potential volunteers should ensure that they can attend one of these weekends before applying.

Further details of these volunteering opportunities can be found on St John Ambulance’s website www.sja.org.uk in the Volunteering section.

The closing date for applications is April 9.


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