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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?

 

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.

Is this you?

  • Are you friendly with a strong desire to help others?
  • Do you enjoy meeting and talking to diverse groups of people including children and the elderly?
  • Are you able to physically demonstrate CPR?
  • Are you interested in community engagement volunteer work?
  • Can you easily work as part of a team?

What the role involves

  • Demonstrating first aid skills at public places and events such as CPR and bandaging
  • Encouraging the public to complete first aid training
  • Assist the public to tour a display ambulance
  • Engaging with the community at family orientated events
  • Working effectively with other team members and other service personnel
  • Representing St John WA professionally and positively
  • Maintaining the safety and well-being of self and others
  • Respecting and valuing the diversity of our people

Skills and Qualifications

  • Provide First Aid Course with St John
  • Hold or obtain a Working with Children Check card
  • Great communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work in a team

Application Process

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.

For more detailed information about the application process please click here

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
  • St John Welcome Induction
  • Continual Education Program through Division
  • First Aid Awareness Induction Training

Volunteering locations

Meaningful volunteering events are located across the metro area. Divisional meetings are held at St John Central Hub in Belmont. 

Additional information

Benefits to you
  • 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.

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.

Confidentiality

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

Expenses

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.