St. John Ambulance (Medical First Responder Volunteer)Organization Name: St. John Ambulance
Opportunity Title: Medical First Responder Volunteer
Category: Health / Medical
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: July 13, 2017
End Date: July 31, 2099
- Background/police check required
- Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
- Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
- Training or orientation required
What is a First Aid Volunteer?
A First Aid Volunteer is a St. John Ambulance trained volunteer who provides first aid services to event attendees.
Where do First Aid Volunteers Help?
Well-trained and well-equipped, St. John Ambulance volunteers can be seen at a variety of public events providing care until medical assistance arrives.
In Saskatchewan, First Aid Volunteers are at events like CFL/CIS football games, WHL games, festivals, concerts and everything in between. Volunteers can also be called upon to assist with disaster relief situations.
Becoming a First Aid Volunteer
Must be at least 16 years of age and physically and mentally capable of performing the activities that are reasonable for the type of service provided.
Must hold, as a minimum at the time of enrollment, a valid Standard First Aid and Level ‘C’ CPR certificate from a nationally recognized training agency. After a year or 60 hours of service, volunteers must upgrade to Medical First Responder certificate.