Volunteer Support Role

Provide support to your local Sub Centre

Commitment: 1 hour per week depending on location
Location: Regional
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Volunteer Support Role - 1 hour per week depending on location
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Primary Purpose

  • Provide support to the Maintenance Person
  • Maintaining the gardens of the premises with the least amount of supervision, with duties involving:
    • Lawn maintenance and cultivation
    • Digging, forking, mulching, watering, raking, weeding, edging, pruning and planting
    • Cleaning and tidying the tool shed
  • Cleaning company vehicles and ambulances
  • Re-stocking vehicles as the need arises
  • Assisting in any ad-hoc admin activities
  • Working effectively with team to manage risk

Key Outcomes and Accountabilities

  • Ensure all Sub Centre assets are maintained in a state of good repair and comply with workplace health and safety requirements
  • Prioritise work schedules and tasks to ensure all duties are performed in a timely manner
  • Consult and liaising with other staff members in decision making that reflects the best interest of the organisation and the Sub Centre
  • Ensure all necessary records are maintained to comply with Sub Centre guidelines and other St John Ambulance policies and procedures
  • Observe strict standards of privacy and confidentiality
  • Conduct all duties in a manner that ensures safety of self, co-workers and the general public in accordance with SJAWA OHS policies
  • Identify, report and where appropriate, action risks/hazards in order to eliminate or mitigate against any risk recurring
  • Maintain harmonious and effective working relationship with State office, Centre personnel and the local community
  • Promote a positive image of St John Ambulance at all times
  • Uphold the values of SJAWA at all times

Statement of Duties

  • Provide support in the development and maintenance of the Sub Centre
  • Perform schedules and ad hoc maintenance of Sub Centre assets: this may include gardening, cleaning, re-stocking of vehicles
  • Maintain records of tasks completed
  • Ensure that all workplace health and safety requirements relating to plant and equipment are met, for example electrical tagging in accordance with SJAWA OHS policies and procedures
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

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
  • 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.


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. 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.