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St John Event First Aid Volunteer

  • Location: Adelaide SA
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Community Services
  • Time Required

    Attend weekly volunteer meetings and 60 hours of events per year

  • Suitable for
    • Families with Children
    • Groups of 10 or more
    • Skilled Volunteers
  • Type of work
    • Safety & Emergency Services
  • Training


  • Reimbursement

    Yes if applicable

  • Requirements
    • National Police Certificate *
    • Working with Children Check *

    To be an Adult St John volunteer, you must:
    • Have good verbal English and written skills as good communication is vital in our volunteer positions within St John
    • Be over 18 years of age
    • Undergo a National Volunteer Police Check (Can be done through St John, free of charge)
    • Completed a Provide First Aid PFA Course (within last 3 years), preferably with St John SA
    • Completed a Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation CPR course (within last 12 months), preferably with St John SA
    • Have a VISA valid for a minimum of 18 months which allows you to volunteer in Australia
    • Undertake required training
    • Undertake 2 reference checks
    • Be available for an Interview
    • Be able to get yourself to the initial training at Unley (FAA), Divisional Meeting Nights and Events
    • Attend 60 hours of public events per year
    • Maintaining skills to the required high standard through attending weekly divisional training nights

    To join St John as an Adult volunteer, you must:
    • Attend an Information Night, held monthly (not applicable for country locations)
    • Be available for an interview at some stage at the State Office in Unley (Skype interview for country locations)

    There are ongoing requirements which include:
    • 60 hours of public events per year (attending major and local events)
    • Maintaining skills to the required high standard through attending weekly divisional training nights

    Please Note: As each organisation provides different levels/types of insurance, volunteers are reminded to check with the organisation as to the type of insurance provided for volunteers (e.g. Volunteer Personal Accident Insurance)

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

Volunteering with St John allows you to positively connect to your community and make it a better place. It can help you learn new skills, find friends and give a little back. Volunteers find real joy in helping people. They give freely of their time, energy and skills to make a genuine difference to the lives of others.

St John are committed to providing the best first aid training and infrastructure to ensure volunteers are fully qualified and well equipped to care for the public, and to potentially save a life. You require no prior experience or training to join St John.

You’ll see St John volunteers at Adelaide 500, Adelaide Showgrounds, Adelaide Oval, the Entertainment Centre and local sporting and community events (to name just a few), providing a first aid response and pre-hospital care to the public. So if you love the action, the buzz and the crowds, you’ll have the time of your life with St John!

As a St John volunteer you will: -Learn life-saving skills -Become an equal and responsible member of a team -Experience the satisfaction of helping your community -Meet friends with similar interests -Gain practical experience in a multi–casualty environment -Undergo officer training -Gain valuable experience for health-related careers -Be eligible for nationally recognised health and front-line management qualifications -Receive service awards

This is no ordinary volunteer opportunity! You can make a real difference to people's lives and to your local community, and you may be called upon to act in times of disaster. As an agency participating in the State Emergency Management Plan, St John volunteers are called upon to provide first aid assistance in times of crisis like bushfires, floods and other mass-casualty disasters.