St John’s mission is to prevent and relieve sickness and injury, and to act to enhance health and well-being of people of all races and creeds anywhere in New Zealand. St John is a charitable organisation with a volunteer ethos. It operates independently of Government and business, and serves communities throughout New Zealand by delivering an extensive range of services and products in the health and health-related fields. These services and products include: * Emergency and non-emergency ambulance services for approximately 90% of New Zealand's population. * Emergency care and first aid at public events * Friendship and support over the phone to the lonely and the housebound * Transport for people to their health appointments * First aid training and health-related products and services to the community. * Youth Programme for 6 - 18 year olds to learn first aid, health care, self-discipline and general life skills in their communities.
The St John Wanaka Area Committee are looking to expand their group of brilliant volunteers - this is your chance to help build resilient communities and enable more New Zealander’s to lead healthy, independent lives.
Volunteers with well behaved, gentle dogs, who also enjoy the company of children or older people, are invited to apply to support local people in their community - with their dogs.
Caring Caller volunteers are paired up to an individual or two who live alone and check in with them regularly to have a chat and check that everything is ok.
Caring and calm volunteers sought to be Hospital Friends who provide comfort and support to patients and their families both in the emergency department and the ward.
Volunteer at this dynamic youth programme for 8 - 18 year olds with a focus on teaching young people first aid, health care, leadership and life skills.