Not all St John volunteers are on duty at public events wearing the familiar black and white uniform.
Dedicated and highly trained Community Care volunteers help a wide range of vulnerable people in many different, less visible ways, throughout Australia. Today there are over 2,400 Community Care volunteers around the country.
Each state and territory provides programs in response to the needs of their local community. For more details of the programs in your state/territory ring 1300 360 455 or select one of the links below:
Australian Capital Territory
- Project Survival - Volunteers provide first aid training to youth at risk
New South Wales
- Program to Aid Literacy (PALs) - volunteers help primary school students learn to read and write
- Immunisation Program - volunteers assist NSW Health teams immunise secondary students
- Silver Cord Service - volunteers provide telephone support services to those who are isolated
- Volunteer Support Programme - volunteers provide support to people in hospitals, nursing homes and at community centres
- Transport Access - volunteers provide transport for people who have no or limited access to safe, affordable and assisted transport
- Community Care - volunteers provide support to community members to retain their independence
- Community Care - volunteers provide support to community members in their own home
- Visiting Friends - volunteers visit residents of Supported Residential Services
- Friends for Older People - volunteers support people in aged care facilities
To find out more about becoming a St John Community Care Volunteer, select Becoming a Volunteer