Volunteers are vital to delivering our life-saving and life-enhancing work across Scotland. We welcome supporters of all ages and backgrounds throughout the country.
Patient Transport driver
Do you enjoy driving, have good people skills, and can offer a day or half day a week?
Our Patient Transport teams continually need volunteer drivers to help deliver this vital service. We currently run Patient Transport services in Dumfries and Galloway, Angus and Tayside, Fife, and Perth and Kinross, and are in the early stages of expanding into other parts of Scotland.
Our Patient Transport teams provide a vital service for people attending oncology and renal clinics, ensuring they can get to their regular treatments safely and in comfort.
We’re looking for volunteer drivers between 25-70 years old, who hold a full driving licence. Applicants are required to undergo a PVG disclosure check. All training is provided, and our Patient Transport teams use a fleet of dedicated vehicles, so you won’t have to use your own car.
Becoming a St John Scotland CPR volunteer is easy. Once you’ve let us know you are interested in volunteering, we will arrange for you to be trained in CPR. You may be trained by a St John Scotland CPR volunteer, or a partner of Save a Life for Scotland, such as the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service or the British Heart Foundation.
You can be trained individually, or as part of a larger group. For example, if you are part of a community group, and several of you are interested in becoming volunteer CPR trainers, we can arrange group training.
Once you have been trained, we want you to pass on your skills. You can do this by helping out at St John Scotland-organised CPR training events, or even leading sessions for St John Scotland in your area. If you’re interested in organising your own sessions, we can provide all the support you need to make it a success.
If you prefer to take part in sessions organised by St John Scotland, we can contact you when there is an event planned in your area. If you’d like us to, we can also pass on your details to Save a Life for Scotland who will invite you to volunteer at CPR training sessions hosted by other partners.
Andrew Robertson is a volunteer CPR trainer with St John Scotland, and would encourage others to get involved. He said: "I learned CPR on a first aid course, and really enjoyed it. After that I felt I could contribute so much more by actually delivering the training myself and passing on the skills I’d learned. I helped out at a St John Scotland CPR event in Edinburgh, and really enjoyed the opportunity to get involved.
"Learning and teaching CPR really does make a difference. People are really grateful to learn skills that might help them save someone’s life, and it’s great to know there are people alive today because of the actions of someone who performed CPR to buy time until professional help arrived.”
St John Scotland has a dedicated First Responder team in Angus and Dundee who work with the Scottish Ambulance Service to deal with emergency situations across the area, until the arrival of paramedics.