Our volunteers are ordinary people doing extraordinary things!

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

Regardless of your location, you have the opportunity to have a positive impact on your community by becoming a volunteer with St John Ambulance Tasmania. Whether you choose to volunteer as a first aid officer or a community transport volunteer, joining St John Ambulance will allow you to acquire valuable skills such as recognised first aid certifications, as well as make a tangible difference in your community.

By becoming a volunteer with St John Ambulance, you’ll become part of a warm and welcoming team that is actively changing lives. There are numerous volunteer roles available in both metropolitan and regional areas of Tasmania.

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 a part 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 in the life of someone else.

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.

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.

By volunteering for the Community Care program you help to:
  • improve the quality of life for vulnerable people living independently at home.
  • build social inclusion by providing companionship and support to community members in need.
  • increase economic and social participation by building individual skill sets through training and assistance learning.
Our volunteers provide the following support to our clients:
  • Shopping: Whether you prefer to accompany clients or go on solo shopping trips, our volunteers assist with all your shopping needs.
  • Community Transport: We offer reliable transport services to medical appointments and social activities, ensuring you reach your destination safely and on time.
  • Befriending: Dedicated volunteers visit clients in the comfort of their own homes, providing a friendly chat, sharing a cup of coffee or tea, or simply offering companionship to alleviate feelings of loneliness.
  • Gardening: Our gardening services encompass a range of tasks, including lawn mowing, whipper snipping, and leaf blowing to maintain well-kept lawns and tidy footpaths. While we can’t remove rubbish, we’ll ensure your outdoor spaces are in top shape.
St John Community Care Volunteers are:
  • carefully screened and provided with identification.
  • provided with training and development in the role.
  • covered by public liability and personal accident insurance.


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


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Event Health Services

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

To be an Event Health Services volunteer you are:
  • interested in clinical volunteer work
  • over the age of 18 and able to work in a professional workplace
  • friendly with a strong desire to help others
  • someone who enjoys working in a team
  • physically able to perform CPR

If this sounds like you then volunteering in Event Health Services might be for you! Volunteering with St John is a rewarding experience and we will give you the necessary training to get you ready for events.

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 impressive 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 a 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.

St John requires its volunteers to undertake a minimum level of training in accordance with St John’s clinical guidelines. Training is conducted during divisional training nights.


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

  • Free access to high-quality nationally 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 from experts and health care professionals.
  • Recognition of service and achievements.
  • Clinical accreditations based on your qualifications
What your role involves

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 by assisting with overall patient care.

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Non Clinical

Non-Clinical is the newest volunteering opportunity for St John Ambulance in Tasmania.

As a non-clinical volunteer, you will be attached to the Event Health Services Divisions in Hobart, Launceston or the North West. Duties may include pre-packing equipment and stores for duties and larger events, ensuring vehicles and equipment are 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.

This volunteering role is a great opportunity for those who want to give back to the community, but might not want to treat patients or may not comply with the requirements to join Event Health Services.

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

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Party Safe

Party Safe, developed in 2016, has played a crucial role in enhancing health and medical services at events like Falls Music and Party in the Paddock. By providing patrons with education on safe health practices and necessary resources, Party Safe promotes responsible celebrations and harm reduction.

The program offers a range of comprehensive services to event and nightclub attendees, including:

  • Promoting safe alcohol consumption, activities, and safe sex practices through preventative health education.
  • Supplying preventative health and harm minimization products such as electrolyte replacement fluids, sunscreen, feminine/sanitary hygiene products, and safe sex packs.
  • Delivering substance abuse education and facilitating support referrals.
  • Raising awareness about mental health and providing support and counselling services.
  • Offering first aid support, advice, and care to patrons.
  • Establishing safe “Chill Out” zones and designated safe areas.
  • Resolving conflicts among attendees.
  • Deploying roving crews to act as vigilant spotters.

At St John Tasmania, you have the opportunity to acquire nationally accredited qualifications and certificates. Regular training and annual re-accreditation processes ensure that you possess the necessary skills.

The Party Safe Crew consists of highly trained volunteers equipped to handle various situations that may arise. They work in conjunction with Event Health Service members, who are qualified medical responders capable of addressing both 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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