A first aid charity is seeking volunteers to help teach young people about leader volunteering for a special challenge.

St John Ambulance in Walthamstow is looking for volunteers to help young people develop life skills through its new Three Week Challenge.

The charity's cadet unit in Walthamstow is offering members of the public the opportunity to attend three of the weekly sessions to support its work with young people and potentially commit to becoming a youth leader or helper in the longer term.

The three week challenge will begin on April 29 at Walthamstow Nursing Cadet Unit from 7pm to 9pm each week.

St John Ambulance unit manager Isabel Glover said: "Three weeks is all it takes to find out just how fun and rewarding volunteering with young people can be.

"You’ll start by seeing our youth programme in action, then find out where you fit in.

"Our team of experienced volunteers will support you every step of the way; by week three you’ll be supporting, or even running, an activity of your own.

"Everyone who takes on the challenge will be helping us deliver an inclusive, accessible and inspiring programme that meets the aspirations and needs of young people, including training the next generation in first aid and other essential life skills.

"If you find inspiring young people as exciting as we do, we would love you to join us."

The first aid charity has built generations of life savers through its Badger and Cadet groups; aimed at seven to ten-year-olds and 11 to 17-year-olds, respectively.

The challenge is commitment free and does not require previous experience.

Anyone interested in taking part should simply turn up to Robinson House, 23 East Avenue, E17 9NG, or for further information email Isabel.glover@sja.org.uk.