Volunteer

Event Crew Member

Event volunteers are a vital part of the events team and they provide support at a variety of St John Ambulance Corporate Events throughout the calendar year.

Commitment: 30 hours annually
Location: Belmont, with other metro locations coming soon
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Event Crew Member - 30 hours annually
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Become a St John Event Volunteer

Vacancies exist for suitably motivated individuals to fill the voluntary position of Crew Member, within the Corporate Events Team. As an event volunteer you will be a vital part of the St John team where you will provide support at a variety of St John Ambulance Corporate Events. If you are interested in event volunteering, our volunteers must have exceptional time management skills and an understanding of how events are run.

Our Event Crew Members will be required to assist and support the corporate events team with the coordination and facilitation on the day of large scale events. Our crew members must be reasonably fit and able to assist with event set up and pack down.

This is not a clinical role.

Event Volunteer main duties and responsibilities

  • Meet and greet attendees, adopting exceptional customer service standards
  • Complete registration and administrative tasks
  • Manage large crowds in a calm and professional manner
  • Liaise with internal and external suppliers
  • Work in accordance with event run sheets
  • Adhere to timeframes
  • Understand the objective and purpose of the event
  • Bump in (set up) & bump out (pack down)
  • Setting up banners and equipment
  • Provide support to the corporate events team where and when required
  • Manage a team of volunteers as required

Skills and qualifications

  • Provide First Aid course completed with St John (provided at no cost)
  • Experience with events
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills
  • A calm manner who works well under pressure, and who is happy to work with last minute changes
  • Ability to work in a large team
  • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to work on multiple tasks at once with a high attention to detail
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Reasonable fitness level, in order to assist with set up and pack down of events
  • National Police Certificate (obtained in the last 6 months)
Skills you will develop

As an event volunteer working with St John Ambulance, our Crew Members will be given the opportunity to develop excellent event management skills and experience at major events.

The St John Corporate Events have won awards and are well respected within the event industry.

Free Training Available

All the St John even volunteers in Crew Member positions will be given full training on our in-house registration system as well as general event management skills such as registration, crowd control, stage management, exhibition/exhibitor coordination, volunteer management etc.

Our event volunteers will also receive their Provide First Aid certificate at no cost.

Volunteering locations

As St John events take place at a number of venues across the Perth metropolitan area, event volunteers will need to be able to make their own way to and from these events. On occasion, event volunteers may be asked to attend the St John Ambulance head office in Belmont for event briefings.

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.