What are Community Trainer Volunteers?

The Community Training Team save lives through education. They are volunteers who teach life-saving skills in local communities, for example Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

We estimate that 60% of people living in the East Midlands have never had any CPR training; and 80% have never been trained to use a defibrillator. Both of these skills could help save a life.

As a Community Trainer, you will:

  • Build relationships with local community groups, businesses, schools and other organisations.
  • Deliver high-quality bystander CPR and lifesaving skills training.
  • Collect data that demonstrates the impact of the scheme.
  • Develop and plan public CPR and AED training and education.

There are 30 Community Trainer Volunteers in the East Midlands. They are allocated accordingly to ensure that every community has access to the scheme.

Join us

To register your interest in joining the team, please email communitytrainer@emas.nhs.uk 

We often operate a reserve list; we will contact you when a vacancy becomes available.


  • Full Driving License with no more than 6 points

  • Experience of arranging and running workshops or training sessions for groups of people.
  • Experience of presenting information to colleagues and delivering education.
  • Experience of working within the Health Care Profession or the Voluntary Sector.

  • Coordinating, managing of individuals and tasks
  • Effective written and verbal presentation and communication skills
  • IT skills in MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel

  • Professional and personal credibility
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to work outside normal working hours (unsocial hours) when required.

If you are interested in finding out the latest advice on how to save a life when someone is in cardiac arrest, then the following sites provide free videos and courses: