We asked Shonel who has provided 2 years service to the Dumbleyung/Kukerin St John Volunteers a couple of questions about being a volunteer.
What does being a volunteer involve?
Working as a team. Volunteers meet once a fortnight during the off season (not during seeding or harvest) for training. Training includes both theory and practical to ensure skills and knowledge of all volunteers are current. It's a very flexible volunteer role with no designated rosters or commitment to a committee (if you weren't interested).
What does being a volunteer mean to you?
Working with like-minded people, helping the community and doing something for myself that maintains and increases my knowledge and learning.
There are a number of St John volunteers around Australia doing great work for their local communities and you can too - your local St John Ambulance needs YOU!
Dumbleyung/Kukerin St John are looking for more volunteers!
What you need:
Current drivers licence
Current First Aid certificate
You don’t have to live in town
What you get:
Regular training and support
A friendly inclusive bunch of people to work with
There are many ways you can contribute, it’s not just responding to 000 calls, we also cover local football games and community events. There are opportunities to work with other St John Sub-Centres and to increase your own knowledge by attending seminars and conferences.
See the St John Volunteer website or for more information,
Dumbleyung St John - Shonel 0427 543 708
Kukerin St John - Alex 0429 948 204
Or Tara (secretary) firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to become a volunteer.