Join SJA Wolverhampton University Unit LINKS and gain access to a huge range of valuable opportunities and experiences.
Our society doubles as a unit for St John Ambulance, the nation’s leading first aid charity, who supports us and provides certified training in a wide range of courses from all areas of first aid.
We meet every Friday Afternoon from 12 - 14.00ish (Date and Times subject to change based on demand) in the City Students' Union Social Space or Venue where a qualified SJA trainer comes to teach first aid - (currently at the moment due to restrictions we have our sessions via Microsoft Teams - please get in touch for the link) Our trainer is also a LINKS member and student at the university with many years of experience’.
If you sign up to St John Ambulance LINKS unit, as well as the society, even greater possibilities open up; not just in training but also in the potential to volunteer as first aid cover at major events. We mainly cover Molineux football matches as this is our local venue and event. However, you can participate in events closer to home or that interest you, this includes; Theatre, Comedians, Music Festivals, Sports, Night Time Economy. There is a range of possibilities to make your St John journey the best. For more information on this please don't hesitate to contact us.
Through our society, there are voluntary employment opportunities with St. John Ambulance - there are numerous St John's Units around Wolverhampton who look for Youth Lead Roles and Leaders to help out on nights out if this is a path for you speak to us and we can get you in contact with the appropriate people.
This year we have recently started to participate a new scheme - the Community First Responder - this scheme is in partnership with West Midlands Ambulance Service and involves going out on a unit night or with other units are available to respond to CAT 1 calls, to treat the patient before the ambulance arrives because as a fully trained first aider you share many of the skills and techniques that paramedics use to treat patients. For more information pop in and speak to us or email us. This opportunity will restart up shortly but if interested let me know.
St John Ambulance has been at the forefront in assisting the NHS in the battle against COVID 19 - we have students in Hospitals in Stafford, Birmingham, Stoke. Some are driving doctors around Birmingham to help see patients - if you would be interested in this please get in touch.
New members will have to go through a DBS check, and fill out an application form so, please make sure you have two sets of IDs available to you - to avoid disappointment - if this is a problem get in contact and we can take a different route
So, if you’re interested; feel free to drop in on any Wednesday Evening - or message me about joining the WhatsApp group or send us an email and we’ll be glad to welcome you into the society to learn an important lifesaving skill.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.