Hours of commitment is based on 1 shift plus training per month. Please note this figure varies for each regional town.
Vacancies exist for suitably motivated individuals to fill voluntary positions of Volunteer Ambulance Officer. Duties include attending emergency and non-emergency ambulance jobs, providing first aid services at public events and attending training to maintain skills.
Volunteer ambulance officers receive the highest quality training which equips them with the essential basic and intermediate life support skills to assist them in stabilising patients en route to hospital.
In addition to the initial training, an ongoing skills maintenance program for volunteers is also provided at local sub centres, in cooperation with your regional training coordinator.
St John volunteers can also undertake other training courses, including volunteer skills weekends, a Volunteer Ambulance Officer driving course, a skills knowledge and ongoing Continuing Education Programs (CEP).
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.
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.
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.