Country Youth Ambulance Officer

Commitment: 1 shift per month + 1 training session per month
Location: Regional
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Vacancies exist for suitably motivated individuals to contribute to the community by providing First Aid Services at public events. This may progress to being a Volunteer Ambulance Officer once driver’s license requirements are met. Duties include attending public events, providing first aid to members of the public, completing accurate records and attending training to maintain skills

Is this you?

  • Are you interested in clinical volunteer work?
  • Are you aged between 16 and 17 years old and able to work in a professional workplace?
  • Can you easily work solo and also part of a team?
  • Are you physically able to perform CPR?
  • Do you have a friendly personality and a strong desire to help others?

What the role involves 

  • Provide first aid services at public events
  • Complete accurate records
  • Assist with first aid provision during major incidents if required
  • Attend training to maintain skills
  • Work effectively with other members of the sub centre
  • Act in a way that promotes a positive image of the organisation at all times
  • General duties associated with maintaining vehicles and the sub centre to the required standard

Skills and qualifications required

  • Provide First Aid Certificate
  • Medically and physically fit
  • Able to communicate effectively and respectfully with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Able to remain calm under pressure
  • Enjoy helping people
Skills you will develop
  • Advanced First Aid Skills
  • Pathway to becoming a Volunteer Ambulance Officer
  • Opportunity to complete Certificate IV in Ambulance care
Training Available
  • Provide First Aid certificate
  • Ambulance officer training

Volunteering locations

This role is currently being trialled throughout regional WA, for more information please register your interest on the link at the bottom of the page.

There are 160 St John locations across regional Western Australia, which includes 120 sub centres that are full volunteer-run locations. In addition, there are more than 30 sub centres with a mix of Volunteer Ambulance Officers and Career and Community Paramedics working side-by-side.

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.