St John Youth is accepting Expressions of Interest for Youth Membership. If you are interested please complete the Expression of Interest form and the leader of your selected Division will be in touch to let you know when their next recruitment intake will be.
Youth Membership is between the ages of 12-18. You can apply to join St John Youth while you are under the age of 17.
Youth members participate in regular training sessions, usually on a weekly basis, for up to 2 hours. First Aid and other relevant skills are developed through age appropriate activities and training designed and delivered with young people in mind. Service to the community is a fundamental part of St John Youth and youth members are encouraged to attend public events with experienced adult members, including qualified health professionals, to provide First Aid and assistance to the community.
A youth member who attends training and provides First Aid at events in their local community develops a sense of service and helps build community resilience. They develop leadership and communication skills that allow them to respond confidently in emergencies, contribute to the development of St John Victoria in leadership roles and reach their own personal potential
An annual fee of $140 is payable along with a one-off joining fee of $55.
When you visit your local division you will be given a ‘Prospective Member Form’ by the Divisional Youth manager for you to fill in. You are welcome to visit the division for a few weeks to see if it’s something you’d like to continue with.
If you decide to join St John Youth, speak with the Divisional Youth Manager and let them know your intention. Your parents/ guardians will then be emailed an invitation to register to become a St John Youth member through an online platform called Operoo.
First Aid training includes a blend of accredited qualifications and non-accredited training delivered in a sequential manner from basic First Aid skills through to First Responder modules and the pre-requisites for adult membership. The leaders within the division, accredited trainers and often youth members themselves deliver training throughout the year.
Proficiency courses form part of the curriculum and build upon First Aid and other related skills. These short courses are designed to offer areas in which a young member can specialise in relevant skills and feel a sense of achievement in working towards a goal. The 20 available proficiency courses include subjects such as communications, emergency management, casualty simulation and fire safety.
First Aid competitions are the culmination of the training conducted within divisions and require the demonstration of teamwork and leadership skills. The challenges presented within the competition reflect realistic situations that members may be confronted with in an event or emergency situation. Competitions progress from divisional level, with selection through to State, National and International level.
Youth members contribute service to the broader community primarily through the provision of First Aid at events, and on a local level through their participation and commitment to their divisional community.
Youth members have the opportunity to attend events and provide First Aid under the supervision of adult members as a development experience to further their First Aid skills and knowledge. From the age of 16 youth members can work towards their adult member accreditations and can continue to attend events in line with their training.
The development of leadership skills is a key element of St John Youth. The program includes formal leadership training and roles for both young people under 18 years. Members have the opportunity to demonstrate these skills at their divisional training nights, at events and at other activities such as overnight camps.
The progress and accomplishments of our youth members are recognised with formal awards and through promotion to leadership roles, selection for training opportunities and event attendance.
The St John Youth program includes a variety of age appropriate activities to effectively engage its participants. Activities incorporate First Aid elements or related skills such as communication, teamwork and leadership and provide opportunities for collaboration and networking.
Activities are held at both a divisional level and at a state level, and range from games during regular meetings and educational excursions to sports and adventure activities, First Aid competitions and overnight camps.
|Division Name||Suburb where division meets||Post code||Meeting frequency||Day of week||Start time||End time|
|Altona||Altona||3018||weekly during term||Tuesday||18:30||20:30|
|Bayside||Sandringham||3188||weekly during term||Wednesday||17:30||19:30|
|Brimbank||Sunshine||3023||weekly during term||Monday||19:00||21:00|
|Cardinia||Pakenham||3810||weekly during term||Monday||18:00||19:30|
|Djerriwarrh||Bacchus Marsh||3337||weekly during term||Thursday||19:00||21:00|
|East Gippsland||Bairnsdale||3875||2nd and 4th Wed of each month||Wednesday||17:30||19:30|
|Frankston||Frankston||3199||weekly during term||Tuesday||17:30||19:30|
|Greater Dandenong||Dandenong North||3175||weekly during term||Monday||19:00||21:00|
|Knox||Boronia||3155||weekly during term||Thursday||19:00||21:00|
|Manningham||Box Hill North||3129||weekly during term||Wednesday||19:00||21:00|
|Maroondah||Croydon||3136||weekly during term||Thursday||19:00||21:00|
|Maryborough||Maryborough||3465||2nd and 4th Thur of each month||Thursday||18:30||20:00|
|Monash||Ashwood||3147||weekly during term||Wednesday||18:30||20:30|
|Moonee Valley||Strathmore||3041||weekly during term||Monday||19:00||20:30|
|Sunbury||Sunbury||3429||weekly during term||Tuesday||19:30||21:00|
|Whitehorse||Box Hill North||3129||weekly during term||Thursday||19:00||21:00|
|Wodonga||Wodonga||3690||weekly during term||Monday||18:00||20:00|
|Yarra||Richmond||3121||weekly during term||Tuesday||18:00||20:00|
The process to become a youth member of St John Victoria is:
Find your closest youth division with meetings that suit your availability - see Youth Division Locations drop-down above.
Submit an Expression of Interest form and your selected division will make contact with you to discuss a visit.
If you decide to join St John Youth, speak with the Divisional Youth Manager and let them know your intention. Your parents/ guardians will then be emailed an invitation to register to become a St John Youth Member through an online platform called Operoo.
Operoo is used to
- complete the application membership form,
- provide medical details, and
- pay the annual membership fee of $140 and the joining fee of $55.
Express an Interest to Join St John Youth here.
St John believes that everyone has the right to feel safe, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to be free from emotional and physical danger, abuse and neglect. We continue to develop and implement initiatives to embed child safety measures that protect children from harm.
We promote diversity, and people from all cultures and backgrounds are welcome, including indigenous children, those from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds and children with a disability.
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Leadership roles are available for adults to help support and grow the St John Youth program. If you are an adult and you would like to assist in the delivery and management of the program and the development of our young members, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or submit an Expression of Interest here. Roles range from assisting with weekly meetings and supervising activities to managing a youth division.