If you need support with everyday activities, are suffering from illness or are feeling isolated due to a lack of mobility, you may benefit from the support provided by St John Community Care volunteers. Or perhaps you know someone who could benefit from the services provided by St John Community Care. For more information contact your local St John office on 1300 360 455.
Dedicated and highly trained Community Care volunteers help a wide range of vulnerable people in many different, less visible ways, throughout Australia. Community Care is the newest arm of St John Ambulance Australia. It was established in 1987, in response to needs identified in the community. 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, select the link below:
Australian Capital Territory
- Project Survival - Provides 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 - telephone support services
- Volunteer Support Programme - provides support to people in hospitals, nursing homes and at community centres
- Transport Access - provides transport for people who have no or limited access to safe, affordable and assisted transport
- Community Care - providing support to community members to retain their independence
- Community Care - providing support to community members in their own home
- Visiting Friends - visiting residents of Supported Residential Services
- Friends for Older People - supporting people in aged care facilities