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From Wimbledon to welly burn – variety and fun as a nurse volunteer at St John Ambulance

Nurses who volunteer with St John Ambulance provide care in a range of unique settings from sports events to flower shows.
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Nurses who volunteer with St John Ambulance provide care in a range of unique settings from sports events to flower shows

Volunteering for St John Ambulance gives nurses a chance to care for patients in a range of unique settings, including major sporting fixtures, music festivals and even local flower shows.

‘They have the opportunity to experience life outside their workplace, using their skills in a very different scenario,’ says Ginny Storey, the charity’s chief nurse adviser, which is also a volunteer role.

St John Ambulance has more than 500 nurse volunteers in England alone, from a variety of different specialties. ‘It’s not necessary to have a background in emergency care,’ says Ms Storey.

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