First Aid Assistant

Meet and greet with first aid students, assist with queries and work alongside trainers when at first aid training centres.

Commitment: 4 hours per fortnight
Location: Belmont, Joondalup & Osborne Park.
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Become a First Aid Assistant with St John

Vacancies exist for suitably motivated individuals to fill the voluntary positions within the First Aid Services & Training department (FAST) to meet and greet students attending first aid courses, assisting trainers and keeping training centres tidy. Provide a friendly welcome to students, as well general information, and also assist the trainer in the enrollment processes.

Is this you?

  • Are you interested in meet and greet customer service volunteer work?
  • Do you have a warm smile and friendly personality?
  • Are you over the age of 18 and able to work in professional setting?
  • Can you easily work solo but also part of a team?

What your role involves

  • Liaise with first aid students to confirm attendance against class roll for first aid courses
  • Check photo ID for Accredited courses and ensure students sign attendance sheet
  • Provide information and direction to the correct training room(s) for students
  • Assist with any student enquires related to their first aid training course
  • Ensuring all training resources are easily accessible and maintained
  • Monitoring training centres to ensure a high standard of presentation
  • Assist trainers in general preparation for delivery of first aid training
  • Assist first aid trainer to demonstrate first aid techniques (if required)
  • Take part in scenarios or first aid practice with students (if required)
  • Any other assistance required by trainer to support delivery of first aid training
  • Prepare following day course paperwork (if time allows)
  • Promote other volunteering roles within SJA to students

Skills and qualifications required

  • Positive attitude, with a strong desire to help others
  • Basic administration skills
  • Great communication and presentation skills
  • Physical ability to do general tidy of facilities and equipment
  • Ability to work autonomously

Skills you will develop

Being a First Aid Assistant will develop your communication skills and build confidence by allowing you to engage with a wide variety to people. Being part of a large volunteer team will help you connect with other likeminded volunteers in the Perth area.

Free Training Available
  • Provide First Aid Certificate

Once your probation period as a first aid volunteer is complete and you have completed a minimum of 6 shifts, you will be eligible to attend a First Aid Course of your choice free of charge (OFAS, and Industrial Courses are excluded)

Volunteering locations

Belmont, Joondalup & Osborne Park.

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
  • 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:

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.

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.