St John Ambulance first aid volunteers are a regular presence at many of Western Australia’s local and major events offering first aid assistance and safeguarding the health of the community.

From weekend sporting fixtures to large scale events such as the Perth Royal Show and Lotterywest Skyworks, first aid volunteers make sure those of us attending sporting and cultural events do so in the knowledge that there is a trained helping hand to give care and assistance if needed.

About the Volunteer First Aid Service

St John Ambulance first aid volunteers are a regular presence at many of Western Australia’s local and major events offering first aid assistance and safeguarding the health of the community.

From weekend sporting fixtures to large scale events such as the Perth Royal Show and Lotterywest Skyworks, first aid volunteers make sure those of us attending sporting and cultural events do so in the knowledge that there is a trained helping hand to give care and assistance if needed.

Volunteers also play a vital role in crisis situations, providing first aid during floods and bushfires and playing an important welfare role during major disasters.

Every year more than 6,000 members of the WA public are treated by first aid volunteers. It is a service offered free-of-charge to the general public, with volunteers donating more than 52,000 hours of community care each year.

To ensure that people receive the best possible treatment, the Volunteer First Aid Service uses the most up-to-date equipment, including stretchers, oxygen equipment and defibrillators.

The Volunteer First Aid Service has a network of 26 cadet and adult divisions in the metropolitan area and 4 in the country.

Become a First Aid Volunteer 

Being a first aid volunteer is very rewarding work. You get the satisfaction of knowing you are helping others and making a difference in your community.

Being a first aid volunteer also creates many great opportunities for you to:

  • Learn invaluable skills that remain with you for life
  • Join a great team of dedicated, like-minded people
  • Be at the heart of exciting community events
  • Give something back to your community
  • Have unique and varied experiences
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Meet new friends
  • Be an integral part of an organisation which safeguards the health of your community
  • Open up new career opportunities

To ensure people receive the best possible treatment first aid volunteers are fully trained each week to use the most up-to-date equipment. With the assistance and support of other team members, training sessions assist volunteers to feel confident to undertake any challenge they may face. The sessions also assist to build great teamwork, communication and leadership skills.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, you need to be team-oriented, enthusiastic and in good health. You also need to hold, or be prepared to obtain, a St John Ambulance Senior First Aid certificate and a national police clearance certificate. These can be provided by St John at no cost to you under certain conditions.

The Volunteer First Aid Service is made up of both adult and child members form all walks of life. To register your interest in becoming a volunteer first aider simply fill the Expression of Interest Form, or call us on (08) 9334 1310 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cadets

St John Ambulance Cadets offers young people an active program combining first aid with other youth focused activities. As a cadet, young people have the opportunity to:

  • Learn life saving skills – first aid training
  • Attend first aid duties assisting (under adult supervision) ill or injured members of the public in a caring environment.
  • Kick start your aspirations to become a health care professional
  • Belong to a vibrant and successful youth program
  • Attend recreational camps and youth leadership courses
  • Meet new people and make life long friends
  • Provide your local community with an invaluable service

St John Ambulance Cadets offers youth activities and programmes for young people aged between 8 – 17 years. There are two age groups within the organisation – Juniors
(8–10 years) and Cadets (11–17 years).

Being a St John Ambulance cadet or junior is challenging, exciting and rewarding, but most of all it’s about helping others.

If you are interested in becoming a cadet or junior you need to be willing to learn first aid or have a current first aid certificate and be willing to turn up to your local cadet divisional meetings regularly.

The Volunteer First Aid Service is made up of both adult and child members form all walks of life. To register your interest in becoming a cadet simply fill the Expression of Interest Form, or call us on (08) 9334 1328 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

First Aiders for Your Event

It is important that event organisers provide a safe environment for those attending your event.

Even with the right measures in place, there is the risk of illness or injury occurring. Having St John first aid volunteers attend your event provides peace of mind – for you and your guests.

The level of coverage provided for your event will depend on the type of event you are planning, its inherent risks and the size of crowd expected. Whatever your needs, with over 100 years of experience in emergency care, St John Ambulance has you covered.

All St John Ambulance first aid volunteers are qualified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of oxygen and semi-automatic defibrillators. They can treat most minor medical problems on the spot or manage more serious problems until an ambulance arrives.

FIRST AID COURSES

HLTAID003 Provide first aid - 1 day
Thu Dec 13 @ 8:30AM - 04:30PM
HLTAID001 Provide CPR
Thu Dec 13 @ 8:30AM - 12:00PM

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