First Aid Awareness Officer

Make first aid part of every West Australian’s life by taking up a first aid volunteering position with St John Ambulance.

Commitment: 5 hours per month
Location: Perth Metro Area
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Why become a First Aid Officer?

This volunteer position aims to make first aid part of every West Australian’s life, by delivering a range of first aid awareness programs and encouraging the public to become adequately trained to deliver first aid.

This is a great opportunity to learn new skills and experience different interactions with St John and your local community.  

The minutes before an ambulance arrives is crucial to the outcome of a patient’s survival.  Helping to demonstrate the importance of lifesaving first aid will benefit the hundreds of people you will educate in this role through CPR demonstrations, using manikins, first aid equipment and fun give-aways.

Is this you?

  • Friendly with a strong desire to help others.
  • Are you over the age of 18 and have a professional attitude?
  • Are you friendly with a strong desire to help others?
  • Enjoy meeting and talking to people.
  • Able to physically demonstrate CPR.
  • Can you easily work solo and also as part of a team?
  • Comfortable working with a diverse group of people, including children to the elderly

What the role involves

  • Demonstrating and teaching first aid skills at public places and events
  • Encourage the public to complete accredited first aid training
  • Represent St John Ambulance in a positive light to the public
  • Set up and take down the training space, before and after training sessions

Skills and Qualifications

  • Provide First Aid course completed with St John (provided at no cost)
  • Hold or obtain a Working with Children Check Card 
  • Positive attitude
  • Great communication skills and presentation skills
  • Desire to enrich people’s lives by sharing knowledge
  • Ability to work in a team
Skills you will develop

Being a First Aid Awareness Officer will develop your communication skills and build confidence by allowing you to engage with a wide variety to people. Being part of a large volunteer team will help you connect with other likeminded volunteers in the Perth area.

You will also form part of the St John Ambulance Event Health Services team who attend thousands of public events annually, and you will belong to a team that really makes a difference in people’s lives.

Training Available
  • Provide First Aid Certificate
  • St John Ambulance Driver Training

Volunteering locations

Perth Metropolitan area.

Additional information

Benefits to you
  • Free first aid training
  • Free ambulance cover for yourself, spouse and dependents, as specified by St John Ambulance WA 
  • Free uniform
  • Free training in all skills and clinical training relating to your volunteer role
  • Annual St John Conference and dinner dance in Perth, to which all volunteers are invited, with cost heavily subsidised.
  • National and international recognition for your volunteering and community contribution
  • Access to all Volunteer Member Benefits including corporate discounts and other ad hoc offers and specials.
Recruitment Method

To become a volunteer with St John Ambulance Western Australia, you will be asked to complete an on-line application, including a medical questionnaire and submit a National Police check. The on-line application is available from:

Ongoing training

All our volunteers are provided with the necessary training to enable them to carry out their role. To continue to operate in your role, you must maintain the competencies required and an appropriate level of fitness as roles are physically demanding.


All information concerning our volunteers is treated as strictly confidential at all times.


Your volunteering for St John Ambulance should not cost you anything. We will reimburse all legitimate out of pocket expenses incurred during your time volunteering with us. You should talk to your supervisor to confirm what expenses you can claim.

Award & recognition

St John Ambulance has a long history of recognising the outstanding contributions volunteers make to the organisation. We seek to recognise all volunteers and there are a number of distinguished national awards that you can be eligible for including our internal reward and recognition program.

Workplace Behaviour Policy

Volunteers at St John are expected to abide by the work place behaviour policy and relevant procedures. The policy and procedures are available for view on the intranet.

Safety Injury & Support Services

Volunteers will be informed of the Occupational Safety and Health requirements applicable to volunteers. Safety Injury and Support Services provide extensive information about their services and policies on the intranet.

Wellbeing & Support Services

St John places a very high value on the health and wellbeing of their volunteers and provides an extensive support network through its confidential Wellbeing and Support program, accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.