St John Ambulance is the largest and most comprehensive provider of First Aid & Event Health Services in Victoria. Our growing membership consists of more than 2,000 Professional Volunteer Medics, Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics and Salaried Medics.
Complete the Expression of Interest (EOI) form to get started.
If you are interested in joining our St John Youth program (under 18) please apply directly here.
If you are interested in becoming a St John Youth Adult leader, please apply directly here.
As a St John First Responder, you will support the community by delivering a range of high-quality and professional health care services to deliver on our mission For the Service of Humanity.
Your role and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following duties:
As a member, you will be allocated to a Division who will provide ongoing leadership and mentorship. With their support, you are urged to dedicate a minimum of 60 hours per annum to St John activities, with diverse opportunities to volunteer across Victoria every day of the year.
St John provides a comprehensive training program to attain a First Responder scope of practice. Your preliminary training will span over 6-months including both accredited and non-accredited courses delivered via a blended learning approach combining face-to-face instruction and online modules. You do not need any prior knowledge/skills to join aside from an enthusiasm to engage and learn.
You may refer to the below chart for more information on the application process and the initial training and development for all new members.
|You will be invited to attend a two-day induction at a central location.|
Block 1 Accredited Training
|- Provide Advanced First Aid (HLTAID014)
- Provide Advanced Resuscitation and Oxygen Therapy (HLTAID015)
|Orientation||This if your opportunity to meet your Division and attend at least two health services duties in our mentor program.|
Block 2 Accredited Training
|- Course in the Management of Asthma Risks and Emergencies in the Workplace (22556VIC)
- Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis (22300VIC)
- Provide Pain Management (PUAEME005)
First Responder scope of practice attained*
*You will be required to complete ongoing professional development modules and challenge tests to maintain your First Responder scope of practice.
Once part of St John you will have the opportunity to explore and experience a range of specialist and leadership roles, the most common roles being;
St John has developed a Volunteer Agreement within which we highlight our commitment to our volunteers and what we require of them in return, by way of;
Click here to read our Volunteer Agreement