How to become a volunteer for St John Ambulance Ireland

Our vision at St John Ambulance is that everyone should have immediate access to first aid no matter where they are or what they are doing at the onset of illness or injury.

To help us make our vision a reality we are always looking for bright and enthusiastic people to join our team of volunteers.

St John Ambulance has a long history of service to the people of Ireland and our volunteers in their black and white uniform and high visibility clothing are a very familiar sight at both large and small events, and are always ready to come to the aid of those requiring medical attention.

If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers and would like to give something back to your community, or simply offer your skills to our charity, then why not begin the process by completing an expression of interest form at the bottom of the page.

Volunteer information evenings are regularly held in communities throughout the country where St John Ambulance has established a division or unit of the organisation. At these information evenings potential new volunteers are given an insight into the role of the St John Ambulance Volunteer.

After attending a volunteer information evening new volunteers begin their induction training where they are provided with the necessary knowledge and skills required as a St John Ambulance Volunteer.  After you have completed your induction training you will continue to attend your local division for continuous training to help maintain and consolidate the skills you have learned.

Once you are Garda vetted your uniform will be arranged for you and you will be given the opportunity to attend events including community, sporting, festivals and concerts. As a new volunteer you will be mentored by an experienced member at your local division and when you attend public events.

As you progress in St John Ambulance, you will have the opportunity to attend specialist courses including Cardiac First Responder, Emergency First Responder, and Emergency Medical Technician.  Our courses are externally accredited by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council and are delivered by experienced instructors. You will be trained to deal with everything from treating a nose bleed to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) including the use of automated external defibrillator (AED). You will also have the opportunity to become an instructor, meaning you will get to teach members new skills.

Volunteering in St John Ambulance is a lifelong learning experience. We always ensure that our members are trained in the most recent first aid techniques. This requires a commitment from members to always keep their skills up to date by re-training, re-evaluation and by attending internal courses from time to time.

If you feel you have a particular skill or experience in a particular area such as fund raising or website development etc. please ensure you insert this information in the form below and our National Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch with you.

Adult Volunteer Form

Please enter your name (required)

Please select your age group. If you are under 18 years of age, please visit our Becoming a cadet page. (required)

Please enter your Email address (required)

Please enter your phone number (required)

Please enter your home address (required)

Division Preference (required)

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