Volunteer

Community Transport Volunteer

Community Transport Volunteers provide a vital service to the WA community. As a community service volunteer in the transport role, you would provide transport and companionship to people who otherwise would be unable to attend medical appointments.

Commitment: 9 hours per fortnight
Location: Various locations across the metropolitan area.
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Community Transport Volunteer - 9 hours per fortnight
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Why become a Community Transport Volunteer?

The Patient Transfer Services team at St John has Community Transport Volunteer positions available for motivated individuals who wish to provide support to members of their community. Community Volunteer Drivers provide transport and companionship to people who are limited in their ability to access services due to a decrease in their mobility.

Several volunteer opportunities are available to Community Transport Volunteers that can include working in a hospital or clinical environment upon successful completion of probationary pre requisites and training. All training pertaining to the Community Transport Volunteer role is provided by St John Ambulance WA.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Report daily to starting location to collect necessary equipment for volunteer activity
  • Transport passengers to and from appointments
  • Transfer passenger belongings as required (wheelchair, personal belongings)
  • Be willing to help, reassure and provide companionship to passengers as required

Skills and Qualifications of our Community Transport Volunteers

  • You must obtain your Provide First Aid Certificate provided free of charge by St John.
  • Hold a current unrestricted C Class (or higher) drivers licence
  • Happy to work with people who potentially have communication barriers or disabilities
  • Happy to work with elderly people or those with decreased mobility
  • Have the ability to work autonomously or as part of a team
  • Have a professional attitude and excellent communication skills
  • Have a friendly demeanor as well as a strong desire to help others
  • Be physically able to stow equipment
  • Show a genuine desire to help people in the community
Skills you will develop

Being a Community Transport volunteer with St John, you will develop your first aid skills, communication skills as well as build confidence by allowing you to engage with a wide variety to people. Being part of a large team of community service volunteers will help you connect with other likeminded volunteers in the Perth area.

As a community transport volunteer you will also form part of the Patient Transport Community Services team, a team that really makes a difference in thousands of people's lives each year.

Free Training Available
  • Provide First Aid Certificate
  • Level 1 & Level 1.5 St John Ambulance qualification
  • Continual Education Program
  • Hospital Induction (if required)

Volunteering locations

Shifts commence at various locations across the 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
  • Pathway to Cert IV in Ambulance Care for all volunteers who seek   accredited training
  • 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: http://vip.stjohnambulance.com.au.

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. More information about how your contribution might be recognised can be found on the St John Ambulance website.

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.