EVER thought about becoming a volunteer first-aider?

St John Ambulance are looking for the latest wave of volunteers in Wirral to step up to learn the difference between a life lost and a life saved.

These volunteers are a regular sight at football stadiums, concert halls and other venues across the region.

Adult volunteers receive training in first aid and are expected to reach a reasonable level of proficiency after six to nine months.

Once the training is completed, the first-aiders will be able to take their skills out to public gatherings in the local and regional area to deliver potentially life-saving treatment.

There are also chance for youngsters to volunteer as 'Cadets' aged 10 to 18 and 'Badgers' aged seven to 10.

Anyone wishing to take up further roles with St John Ambulance can do as a district manager and a youth unit managers.

In addition to delivering first aid at community and public events, volunteers meet one evening a week and are asked to give a minimum of 60 hours a year.

Successful applicants will need to pass an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Selection and training for these opportunities will take place in August and September.

For more information visit www.sja.org.uk