Regional

Community Transport Volunteer

Community Transport Volunteers provide transport and companionship to members of our community who need it most, allowing them to maintain their independence and wellbeing.

Commitment: Minimum one shift per fortnight
Location: Limited locations across regional WA
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Are you free during the week to drive people to and from appointments and provide a reassuring smile and friendly conversation?  We are looking for volunteers to provide a safe, reliable and caring transport for our passengers.



“You get far more out of it than you put in. Not only do you get immense pleasure by making such a difference to people who need it the most, but it really expands your own horizons and self-worth. Quite simply, being a Community Transport Volunteer makes me feel good.”

Rebekah, Community Transport Volunteer

Community Transport Volunteer Rebekah

Accomplish something that really matters to people, and to you – become a Community Transport Volunteer today.

Is this you?

  • Friendly with a strong desire to help others.
  • Enjoy meeting and talking to people.
  • Comfortable working with a diverse group of people, including the elderly and people with moderate disabilities. 
  • Enjoy driving and confident travelling in regional areas
  • Happy to work solo or as part of a group.
  • A professional attitude and excellent communication skills.
  • Able to physically stow equipment.


What your role involves

  • Providing a safe, reliable and caring service that passengers can depend on.
  • Collecting a St John sedan car and necessary equipment from a central location to you. The vehicle will include a fuel card, first aid kit defibrillator. 
  • Driving passengers to and from medical appointments, social programs other activities. 
  • Helping, reassuring and providing companionship to passengers.
  • Assist with transferring any passenger belongings required for the journey (wheelchair, personal belongings).


Our Community Transport Volunteers

  • Need to volunteer for a minimum of one shift per fortnight. Shifts vary in duration and commitment. St John flexible and where possible will accommodate what time you can give.
  • On average a standard shift is approximately 7 hours. 
  • Are provided with a uniform - a green polo shirt and black pants.
  • Are given first aid training free of charge. 
  • Must have a current unrestricted C Class (or higher) driver's


Skills you will develop
  • Learn vital first aid skills.
  • Build greater communications skills and self-confidence.
  • Gain new life experiences.
  • Learn teamwork and create connections with like-minded people.
  • Improve your mental and physical health along with overall happiness.
Free Training Available
  • Provide First Aid Certificate
  • CPR Refresher training every 12 months
  • Community Transport Induction

Volunteering locations

There are 160 St John locations across regional Western Australia, which includes 120 sub centres that are full volunteer-run locations.

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: 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.

Confidentiality

All information concerning our volunteers is treated as strictly confidential at all times.

Expenses

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.