PAD Volunteer - Scottish Borders

  • VO100174


St John Scotland promotes and supports the placing of Public Access Defibrillators (PADs) in communities across Scotland. St John Scotland helps local community groups by donating towards the cost of the equipment and offering free Bystander CPR and defibrillator awareness sessions.

Volunteers will be expected to travel around your area to support local communities and the area PAD Lead on where it is best to place the PAD. Access to a car is desirable. Volunteer travel expenses are covered.

Organisation aims and objectives

We work with local communities across Scotland to help save lives in the event of cardiac arrest, by training members of the public in simple bystander CPR so they can come to the aid of a loved one or stranger in an emergency. We also work with community groups, businesses, and individuals across the country to increase access to publicly available defibrillators, helping to give more local communities access to vital life-saving equipment.











Experience required: • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and/or Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) knowledge • Ability to communicate effectively by phone, email and in person with volunteers and organisations requesting demonstrations • Organised, outgoing and welcoming personality • Supportive of volunteers • Comfortable using IT systems and websites • Desire to make a difference to the outcomes of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests in Scotland
Travel details: Scottish Borders wide.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Volunteer travel expenses are covered (according to St John Scotland Expenses policy)
Training details: • Ongoing support from our staff team and from the area PAD Lead(s) across the country as required • Ongoing volunteer training, mentorship, and opportunities are offered as part of your role