This volunteer position aims to make first aid part of every West Australian’s life, by delivering a range of first aid awareness programs and encouraging the public to become adequately trained to deliver first aid.
This is a great opportunity to learn new skills and experience different interactions with St John and your local community.
The minutes before an ambulance arrives is crucial to the outcome of a patient’s survival. Helping to demonstrate the importance of lifesaving first aid will benefit the hundreds of people you will educate in this role through CPR demonstrations, using manikins, first aid equipment and fun give-aways.
Being a First Aid Awareness Officer 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.
You will also form part of the St John Ambulance Event Health Services team who attend thousands of public events annually, and you will belong to a team that really makes a difference in people’s lives.
Perth Metropolitan area.
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.