Every year our First Aid Awareness Officers connect St John with thousands of people through free and fun first aid learning opportunities. This is a great opportunity to contribute towards making first aid a part of everyone’s life and building resilient communities on a personal basis.
Taking the step to volunteer with our Youth and Community team opens up an array of opportunities for different experiences and interactions with St John and your community. As a volunteer with us, you will attend a wide variety of community events and perform an essential role in building resilience amongst the community by demonstrating a range of first aid skills. As a volunteer, you are given the training, support and confidence to feel ready in your role to help build a stronger community.
Step 1 - Apply to become a volunteer - Click APPLY at the bottom of this page
Step 2 - Volunteer member services will call to book you for an interview
Step 3 - You attend the interview and assessment
Step 4 - Application process is completed
If your application is successful you will be offered a volunteer position with Youth and Community Engagement and will be contacted for next steps.
If your application is unsuccessful Volunteer Member Services will contact you to offer you an alternative volunteer role.
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.
Meaningful volunteering events are located across the metro area. Divisional meetings are held at St John Central Hub in Belmont.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.