A chance to serve your community in a hobby that is interesting, challenging and fun.
The satisfaction of helping first aiders, emergency services and hospitals do their job better in communication, diagnosis and treatment.
Full training and support appropriate to the tasks you will be asked to do, including acting and makeup skills.
A Member’s Handbook including training manual and skills portfolio to work through.
Our quarterly magazine ‘Casualty Simulation’ delivered to your door.
Travel and makeup expenses reimbursed when you attend our duties for clients.
Insurance cover while engaged in Casualties Union duties.
Being part of a team, making new friends and attending social events.
Experience to boost your CV.
Opportunity for further study and upgrading from Trainee to Member, then Advanced Member, Demonstrator, Instructor, Senior Instructor.
Long service recognition.
What we expect
As much of your time as you can give voluntarily.
Commitment to be trained in our skills at training sessions and private study.
Willingness to participate in events as often as you can.
A reasonable level of fitness and mobility that allows you to participate in our events by acting the role of casualty.
An annual subscription which is half price in your first year and reduced according to the number of months left.
What our members say
"Since joining CU I have realized how well first aid and casualty simulation complement each other. While out on a St John duty I can now recognize conditions much more quickly, because I have had to study the condition I am acting in great depth and detail. Conversely, when I am acting I can draw upon my St John experiences of seeing patients and try to recreate what I saw to make the scenario more realistic." - Niamh
"I was rather dreading it, being far from any previous experience of volunteering I've done. But when I met the other participants in the makeup room I felt more comfortable as they were so welcoming and reassuring. Afterwards I felt exhilarated and pleased that I had taken part in the exercise, which is clearly so useful for the emergency services." - Jackie
"I took part in my first exercise with a mixture of excitement and trepidation, not being quite sure what to expect. As soon as the emergency services arrived I was rather surprised that I had no trouble with the role play, as my heart was pumping fast. When I finally arrived home at around 4.00 am on Sunday, I felt a real sense of achievement having contributed in some way to this important training exercise." - Deborah