Community First Responders


Welcome to Community First Responders

*Riley Awards Winners 2022: Best Overall and Best Volunteering Society!*

Hello! We’re Leeds Student Community First Responders (LSCFR) and we work with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service, responding to 999 emergencies across Greater Leeds. We’ve grown from a handful of medical students to a large society with over 60 responders from all different backgrounds. You don’t need to have any prior knowledge – we’ll teach you everything you need to know!

Becoming a CFR is a really rewarding experience. You could be providing vital reassurance to someone with chest pain, giving oxygen to people with difficulty breathing or delivering CPR in a cardiac arrest. No call is the same as the last. 

It’s not all work. We’re out on the road as pairs, giving you the chance to make new friends from across the university. You can respond any time of the day or night, making us one of the most flexible volunteering opportunities out there.

We’re super proud of our social calendar – last year we held wine and cheese nights, a residential trip away with Mountain Rescue and bi-annual dinners (Christmas & Summer). These events cater to drinkers and non-drinkers alike! We also run exciting, hands-on events – previous events have included collaborations with the Police, Mountain Rescue and Emergency Medicine Doctors! Keep checking our Facebook or Engage page for further updates.

Got any questions? Send us an email on, drop us a line on Facebook, or come see us at the Welcome Fair!