St John Albany info session aimed at attracting clinical volunteer non-drivers to keep community covered

Daniel RooneyAlbany Advertiser
The Albany Sub Centre is looking for clinical volunteer non-drivers to keep the community covered.
Camera IconThe Albany Sub Centre is looking for clinical volunteer non-drivers to keep the community covered. Credit: St John WA

St John Albany is urging community members to consider stepping up and signing on as clinical volunteer non-drivers to help ensure that first aid is available at local concerts, festivals and events.

The Albany sub-centre will host an information session on February 27 and St John WA Regional Manager Toni Melia is keen to see community members interested in making a difference through first aid come along.

“With more clinical volunteer non-drivers as part of our team we can offer support to local community events and ensure our operational on road volunteers can focus on emergency community response,” she said.

“Volunteers often say the highlights for them have been the friendships made, being able to give back to the Albany community and having learned life-saving skills.”

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Clinical volunteer non-drivers provide first aid coverage at a variety of community events and are an integral part of the Albany sub-centre team.

All new volunteers receive free training and support as they learn first aid and develop confidence as they work towards providing the public a crucial service.

“Becoming a St John WA volunteer is not just about the opportunity to deliver first aid, but there are opportunities for professional development,” Ms Melia said.

“Volunteering with our clinical volunteer non-driver team provides diverse experiences and connection with your community.”

A drivers licence isn’t necessary for the role but volunteers need to be over 18, interested in learning first aid and willing to commit to 60 hours of volunteering annually.

The February 27 information session will start at 5.30pm at the Albany sub-centre at 240 Middleton Road.

People are encouraged to RSVP via RTDC.Greatsouthern@stjohnwa.com.au or by calling 9841 4212.

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