Volunteer Swap in England

St John Ambulance is the leading first aid charity in England and exists since 1887. Each year more than 800,000 people complete a first aid training course with St John Ambulance. Other activities include ambulance services, youth work, homeless projects, care and the provision of first aid at public events such as the London Marathon.

Please check travelling conditions and the latest developments of national regulations with your own organisation before leaving for a trip!

The Project
Once in a Lifetime Opportunity

In 2022 Her Majesty The Queen celebrates her 70th year on the throne.  At the start of June, there will four spectacular celebrations across London with many thousands of people expected to attend from around the UK and the world.  As Sovereign Head of the Order of St John, The Queen has asked St John to step forward and help make sure this unprecedented anniversary goes smoothly and safely.

The Volunteer
Call for First Aiders

We are excited to welcome dozens of trained volunteers to provide First Aid to the public across the events.

Call for Cycle Responders

We are seeking volunteers to deploy in support of, and co-deploy with, St John Ambulance England Cycle Responders


Central London, England


There are four events:

  • 2nd June: “Trooping the Colour” parade through London
  • 3rd June: “Service of Thanksgiving” at and around St Paul’s Cathedral
  • 4th June: “Platinum Party at the Palace” a concert at and around Buckingham Palace
  • 5th June: “The Platinum Jubilee Pageant” a vibrant procession along the Mall.
Who can apply?

Every JOIN Member organisation volunteer aged over 18 with good spoken English and a suitable First Aid qualification. In the case of the Cycle Responders, we need you to be qualified in this speciality

Other important information

Accommodation may be offered with host homes, hotels or hostels. Food is usually provided during the events.  Signing up for all four events is welcome, but not necessary.


If you are interested, please contact the JOIN Office at join.office@johanniter.org.