First Aid Student Team (FAST)

Provide first aid coverage at UBC-Vancouver community events.

About the role

The First Aid Student Team (FAST) is not recruiting for the 2021/22 academic year.

The First Aid Student Team (FAST) is a group of UBC students certified in Standard First Aid and CPR. FAST attends campus events to provide first aid coverage for attendees. The aim is for everyone at an event to feel safer and cared for through confidential, non-judgmental service.

Who can apply

Students from any faculty can apply. This position is best suited to experienced students who are seeking a long-term commitment as a volunteer.

Preference in terms of selecting candidates will be given to students who can commit two years as a First Aid Student Team member.

There is typically 15 positions available each year.

Time commitment

The time commitment is 6 hours per week

For mandatory time requirements, please review the position description.

Position description

Skills developed

  • Physical first aid and emergency response skills
  • Mental health and substance use first aid skills
  • Interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills
  • Leadership skills 
  • Education and outreach skills in a variety of first aid, health & safety topics
  • Engage with other student leaders who are also interested in education about first aid, health & safety