VOLUNTEERS from Otley and Wharfedale are being sought to join St John Ambulance.

The organisation provides vital first aid cover at local community and sporting events including Otley Carnival.

Its trained volunteers help members of the public suffering from everything from a cut finger to a cardiac arrest.

The amount of time that each person needs to donate to their unit is flexible and full training is provided.

The Otley branch meets at the St John Ambulance hall on Gay Lane every Monday from 7.30pm to 9pm, and the deadline for applications to be submitted - with training due to start in June - is this Friday, April 19.

To apply click on Volunteer at www.sja.org.uk and search Event First Aid, or send an e-mail to: dalesareavolunteering@sja.org.uk .