St John Ambulance volunteers are ordinary people……….

…………… doing extraordinary things

St John Ambulance Tasmania is a volunteer not for profit organisation that is committed to providing community support and first aid services at events around our magnificent state.

Volunteers have been the backbone of St John Ambulance in Tasmania since 1887. These volunteers have devoted over 32,000 hours of service to the community each year, in times of need through one of our several different volunteer opportunities.

St John Tasmania currently has over 400 volunteers who come from all walks of life and we are always looking for enthusiastic and committed people to become apart of the history of St John, saving lives through first aid and helping those in need. We have youth members, students and professionals from a variety of industries including health care working hand in hand, learning from each other, building their skills and making friends.

Click on the opportunities below to find out more. If you have any questions about volunteering please email us at [email protected]

Community Care

St John Community Care enlists the help of caring volunteers who give freely their time, skills and experience. They know that even a little regular help can often make a great deal of difference to the life of someone else.

Our Community Care Volunteers are caring individuals who recognise other peoples’ needs to improve their quality of life.

Volunteering with St John Community Care program is flexible and can fit in with your lifestyle and available time.

Whatever your background, motivation, expectations, or goals, we support you all the way, we provide you with training, support and assistance to be successful in the role.

  •         Improve the quality of life for the vulnerable people who continue to live independently at home.
  •         Build social inclusion by providing companionship and support to members of the community in times of need.
  •         Increase economic and social participation by building individual skill sets through training an assistance learning.

St John Community Care works in the Greater Hobart area, and turns resources into services that contribute to the following objectives

Our clients may have a mild disability, be ageing or just need some extra help with the day-to-day functions of living in their own homes.

Our volunteers provide the following support to our clients:


With or without the client

Community Transport

To medical appointments and social activities


Volunteers visit clients in their private home for a chat, to share a cup of coffee or tea or simply provide company to those feeling lonely


Gardening including lawn mowing, whipper snipping and leaf blowing to keep your lawn and footpaths maintained. and general tidy ups. We are not able to provide rubbish removal.

St John Community Care Volunteers …

  •            Are carefully screened and provided with identification.
  •             Are provided with training and development in the role.
  •             Are covered by public liability and personal accident insurance.

St John Community Care Volunteers do not…  

  •              Wear an operational uniform.
  •               Carry out personal care or domestic duties.
  •               Become involved, or interfere in family situations.
  •               Become in the management of clients’ financial affairs or accept responsibility for clients’ property.
  •               Administer medication.
  •               Do not give medical advice.


While people join for different reasons, we all have one thing in common ….


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Event Health Services

Tasmania is the home of some of Australia’s best events, functions and festivals and St John Tasmania is right at the centre of the action.

Get behind the scenes of some of our trademark events while building an extraordinary skill set, meeting new people and making a real difference to those in need.

From school fairs, concerts and marathons to multi-day music festivals, motocross, mountain biking and car racing, St John is there providing quality medical and health services.

For a patient experiencing medical emergency or trauma, you make the difference – the difference between pain and relief, fear and reassurance, worry and confidence.

How it works

You choose which events you want to attend or apply for. Your workplaces change all the time and can include locations such as the Derwent Entertainment Centre, UTas Stadium, Silverdome, Wrest Point plus many more locations around Tasmania! How much time you spend volunteering is up to you. Training nights are held on different weeknights, depending on the division you choose, and they usually take around 2 hours. Volunteering with St John is a rewarding experience and we will give you the necessary training to get you ready for events.

Providing first aid for St John requires its volunteers to undertake a minimum level if training in accordance to St Johns clinical guidelines. Training is conducted during divisional training nights. St John is looking for team players to join our Event Health Services team that are dedicated to providing high level and professional first aid services to contracted events.

If you are a Health Care Professional (Registered Nurse, Doctor or Paramedic) St John offers clinical accreditations based on your qualifications and the St John Ambulance Australia Clinical Practice Guidelines for Health Professionals.


In exchange for you time and commitment you will have the opportunity to receive the following as you progress within your volunteer role;

  •          Free access to high quality national recognised advanced first aid training.
  •          National recognised certificates and qualifications in health care.
  •         Potential to develop skills in management and leadership.
  •          Regular weekly training sessions form experts and health care professionals.
  •       Recognition of service and achievements.


St John Ambulance has a proud history, so there are a few things that we ask of you in return;

  •           Uphold the values and public image of St John Ambulance.
  •           Follow St John Ambulance processes and procedures.
  •           Maintain your clinical accreditation.
  •           Commit to a minimum of 60 hours of service per year over a minimum of 10 events and attend at least 12 training sessions per year.

Whatever your background, motivation, expectations or goals, we support you all the way. From day one you have the opportunity to join our experienced members at events and learn, not only by observing treatments but also assisting with overall patient care.

Get qualified while experiencing some of the best events Tasmania has to offer!

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Non Clinical

Non Clinical is the newest volunteering opportunity for St John Ambulance in Tasmania. This opportunity is for those who want to help and give back to the community but don’t have the desire to treat patients or may not comply with the requirements to join Event Health Services.

Non Clinical members will be attached to the Event Health Services Divisions in Hobart, Launceston and the North West and will performs roles and duties that may include pre-packing equipment and stores for duties and larger events, ensure vehicles and equipment is always in operational order, restocking kits and vehicles and any other administration or logistics duties as required.

These members will not be required to hold a first aid certificate but must hold a current National police check and Working with vulnerable people card while also meeting the annual requirement of 60 hours of service.

You contribute the most valuable; your time, commitment and compassion.

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Party Safe

St John Party Safe provides preventative healthcare via a tried and tested harm minimisation/ health education program that aids and assists in providing a safe environment at event.

Party Safe was developed in 2016 after it was recognised that a program with structured preventative health care measures and clinical governance was required. Since its inception, Party Safe has been essential in assisting in the health and medical services at events such as Falls Music and Arts festival and Party in the Paddock. Party Safe is also down on the Hobart Waterfront each and every Saturday night as part of the Safe Nights Project providing patrons with safe health practice education and resources to encourage safe celebrations, harm reduction and the importance of looking out for fellow patrons, in an informal and non-judgemental manner.

Party safe provides event and nightclub patrons with extensive services including:

  •         Preventative health education and services including promotion of safe alcohol consumption and activities and safe sex practices
  •         Providing preventative health and harm minimisation products including electrolyte replacement fluids, sunscreen, feminine/sanitary hygiene products and safe sex packs
  •         Substance abuse education and support referrals
  •          Mental health awareness and support/ counselling
  •          Provide first aid support, advice and care for patrons
  •         Providing safe “Chill Out” zones and safe areas
  •          Conflict resolution
  •          Roving crews who act as ‘spotters’

Whatever your background, motivation, expectations or goals, we support you all the way.

With St John Tasmania you can gain nationally accredited qualifications and certificates. Our regular training and annual re accreditation process ensures that you have the skills you need.
Party Safe Crew are highly trained volunteers that are equipped to deal with a variety of situations that may present to them.

Party Safe consists of and is supported by Event Health Service members. These are highly qualified medical responders can deal with a variety of life-threatening and non-life-threatening emergencies.

St John Ambulance Party Safe, providing preventative health care through education, first aid & support.

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Volunteer Application Form

If you are interested in any of the above mentioned opportunities click the button below to start your application. If you have any questions along the way, please email [email protected]

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