Volunteer

Are you keen to serve your community and help save lives? 

Find out more about volunteering opportunities with St John Scotland. 

Our Patient Transport services are a lifeline for people who rely on us to get to hospital for life-saving treatments.

As a St John Scotland Patient Transport driver you are the friendly face patients see when they’re picked up at home on their way to treatment, or from the hospital once it’s complete. You’re the person who makes life easier, who they can rely on… and have a blether with!

As a volunteer driver you need to be between 25-70 and hold a full driving licence. Depending on where you live, you may need access to your own car, but we’ll discuss this with you when you get in touch.

You’ll need to complete a PVG check and a driving assessment, and we’ll give you an induction, training and volunteer uniform.

We’re looking for Patient Transport volunteers in Dumfries and Galloway, Forth Valley, Fife, Angus and Dundee, and Edinburgh and the Lothians.

If you are friendly, enjoy meeting new people, are organised and reliable, we’d love to hear from you.

Please fill in our Volunteer Enquiry Form or contact us if you’d like more information.

If you think you could give more to our Patient Transport service as a volunteer Coordinator, we’d love to hear from you.

Volunteer Coordinators play an essential role in keeping the service on the road. They are the key contact between volunteer drivers, patients and treatment units. Coordinators organise driving rotas, deal with last minute changes, keep detailed records, and make sure the service is well run and maintained.

If you’re the kind of person who loves being organised, dealing with people and solving problems, this could be the role for you.

Please fill in our Volunteer Enquiry Form or contact us if you’d like more information.

Are you passionate about saving lives and sharing awareness of CPR in your community?

As a St John Scotland CPR volunteer you can empower people of all ages, from all walks of life, with the skills they need to save someone’s life.

You don’t need to have a medical background – just enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. We’ll provide you with the training you need to show people how to do CPR with confidence.

You’ll need to complete a PVG check, and we’ll give you an induction, training and volunteer uniform.

If you enjoy meeting new people and want to help save lives in your area, we’d like to hear from you.

Please fill in our Volunteer Enquiry Form or contact us if you’d like more information.

Could you be an advocate for Public Access Defibrillators in your local area?

Whether you already know a lot about these life-saving devices, or you’re keen to learn, you could make a big difference by becoming a St John Scotland defibrillator volunteer.

If you’re good at making connections, working with diverse communities and could influence and encourage more communities to provide Public Access Defibrillators, we’d like to hear from you.

Please fill in our Volunteer Enquiry Form or contact us if you’d like more information.

If you live in the Angus area, you could help save lives locally by becoming a St John Scotland Community First Responder.

As a Community First Responder you’ll receive training from the Scottish Ambulance Service to be able to respond to emergency calls in your area.

If you’re interested in volunteering as a Community First Responder, please contact us to find out if we have any current vacancies.

Could you support St John Scotland in another way? Our local area teams welcome support from volunteer treasurers, secretaries, fundraisers, and anyone keen to serve their community.

If you would like to help St John Scotland in your area, please fill in our Volunteer Enquiry Form or contact us if you’d like more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit our Areas page to find out more about the services we provide in your part of Scotland. If you can’t see your area listed, please contact us.

Unlike St John Ambulance, our sister organisation in England, we don’t provide first aid services so you can’t volunteer with us in this way.

You may be interested in finding out more about volunteer opportunities as a CPR trainer with St John Scotland.

 

Unfortunately, we don’t have a cadets programme at the moment.

No – all our volunteer roles are flexible so you can fit them around your other commitments. Please fill in our Volunteer Enquiry Form and we’ll get back to you to discuss the role that’s best for you.