NT Volunteer Divisions

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Volunteer Divisions

Northern Territory Volunteer Divisions

Our volunteers come from different backgrounds and professions yet are united in their aim to help the sick and the injured in the community.

There is a range of opportunities for volunteers to become involved with St John. As a volunteer you become a valuable member of the team helping the community in the familiar black and white uniform. Volunteers provide first aid coverage and support at sporting, entertainment and community events, can assist the Ambulance Service by providing personnel as ambulance crew and in emergency events such as manning cyclone shelters.

Another type of membership is as an Operational Support member. Operational Support members perform roles such as logistics, administration, training or supervision in cadet divisions.

Volunteers meet each week to ensure their first aid training is current and maintained. Using the latest techniques and equipment, St John volunteers donate their time free of charge to provide professional first aid support to the community.

Volunteers. They make a BIG difference.

Our volunteers come from different backgrounds and professions yet are united in their aim to help the sick and the injured in the community.

There is a range of opportunities for volunteers to become involved with St John. As a volunteer you become a valuable member of the team helping the community in the familiar black and white uniform. Volunteers provide first aid coverage and support at sporting, entertainment and community events, can assist the Ambulance Service by providing personnel as ambulance crew and in emergency events such as manning cyclone shelters.

Another type of membership is as an Operational Support member. Operational Support members perform roles such as logistics, administration, training or supervision in cadet divisions.

Volunteers meet each week to ensure their first aid training is current and maintained. Using the latest techniques and equipment, St John volunteers donate their time free of charge to provide professional first aid support to the community.

Divisional locations across the Northern Territory

You are most welcome to attend the scheduled training night where you will meet the Divisional Superintendent, Divisional Officers and other volunteer members associated with that division.

To find your local division, click a location from the map on this page

Darwin

Adults

  • Where: Casuarina Ambulance Centre, 50 Dripstone Road, Casuarina, NT
  • When: Monday 7.00pm

Darwin Division was established in 1953 and is the oldest and longest continuously serving division of St John Ambulance Volunteers in the Northern Territory. We are a diverse group of people from everyday walks of life, ranging from long term Darwin residents to new immigrants. Everyone from chefs to engineers, legal secretaries and registered nurses make up the membership of the Division. Darwin Division holds training meetings on Monday evenings but also has additional training and logistical support activities that occur during the week and weekend.

Training with nationally accredited first aid courses are offered and in addition to this, further qualifications in training, leadership and management, emergency driving, non-emergency driving and non-emergency patient transport. By volunteering with Darwin Division, skills such as training groups, administration logistics, major event operational planning and execution are able to be acquired.

We are always in need of enthusiastic and willing people, so if you are looking for a great opportunity to give back to the community in a number of different way whilst developing some great lifesaving and other skills and seeing the best of the Northern Territory, please enquire about joining Darwin Division today.

Cadets & Juniors

  • Where: Casuarina Ambulance Centre, 50 Dripstone Road, Casuarina, NT
  • When: Friday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Darwin Cadet Division is currently made up of about 40 members; juniors (aged 8-11) and cadets (aged 11-18) from all areas of Darwin. We are a very multi-culturally diverse group and are all about having fun whilst learning First Aid and other great skills, earning proficiency badges along the way. Some of the other events Darwin cadets are invited to take part in are:

  • Entering the NT’s annual cadet first aid competitions- the winning team wins an all expenses paid trip to the national camp held each January around Australia
  • Annual Divisional Camp
  • Social Nights that include Beach volleyball, Games Night, Movies, bowling, Awake-A-thon’s

We offer a ‘come and try’ basis to all cadets and juniors who are interested in seeing what we do, and if it turns out you like it- Membership is free** Many of our adult members have been with the Division since they were cadets, which make our division ‘one big family’! We are looking for Adults to help us assisting in teaching our Cadet and Juniors – training provided.

We currently have a shortage of fun, happy go lucky adult helpers (18+) so please drop by if this sounds like you!

** Small fees may apply for some social nights to cover venue hire etc, camps, and the purchase of a divisional uniform.

Casuarina

Adults

  • Where: 50 Dripstone Road, Casuarina, NT
  • When: Every Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm unless otherwise pre-arranged

The Casuarina Adult Division commenced in 2015 and provides a supportive and friendly environment in which people with a broad range of skills and knowledge can practice and learn first aid. We are based at the Ambulance HQ at Casuarina and have access to equipment as well as ambulance and clinic vehicles for skills training scenarios.

Whether your interest lies in basic first aid and community engagement or front line emergency care such as at motor sports events or manning a cyclone shelter, you will find a place that suits you in the Casuarina Adult Division.

Cadets & Juniors

  • Where: 50 Dripstone Road, Casuarina, NT
  • When: Mondays 6.45pm to 8.30pm

The Casuarina Cadet Division formerly known as the ‘Band Division’ started in 1986 and meets on Monday nights at 6:45pm to 8:30pm.

The division has Cadet and Junior programs. Juniors can start from the age of 8 and will undertake activities such as basic first-aid and interest badges such as Cooking, Handicrafts, Fire Safety, Childcare and Anzac Heritage.

At the age of 11, juniors complete a first-aid course called Preliminary First-aid which now qualifies them as a Cadet and provides them with many exciting opportunities.

Annually Cadets must complete a first-aid re-accreditation course to brush up on first-aid skills which allows them to attend public duties performing first-aid at public events such as BMX, Mindil Markets, Royal Darwin Show, Expo's and many other events. Cadets also complete Proficiency Badges ranging from Cooking to Radio Communication and Personal Safety. If Cadets complete 12 badges between the ages of 11 and 18 they obtain the Grand Prior's Badge which is a great honour.

Annually the Cadet Division enters a Team, Individual and occasionally Cadet Leader into the NT Cadet Competitions. If successful in winning the NT competitions the Cadets are then eligible to travel interstate to compete in National competitions and attend the National Camp, held in a different State each year. Casuarina Cadets have brought home a National Team trophy in 2008 and most recently in 2012, where the Casuarina Cadet Individual won the National Competitions bringing home the Individual trophy. The first time the Individual category has been won by the NT since National Competitions began.

Palmerston / Farrar

Adults - Palmerston

  • Where: St John Volunteer Centre, Cook St, Farrar, NT
  • When: Wednesday 7.15pm to 9.15pm

Do you want to meet new people? Learn new skills? Attend exciting events? Have fun?

Then we have just the thing for you!

We are a growing Division with members from a variety of different backgrounds. Palmerston Adult Division formed in 2003. Our members are ordinary people who are prepared to devote their time of rendering first aid to the community service. In return the members gain skills and personnel satisfaction that only St John can provide.

We have fun while we are learning new skills and we also have great social nights as well. We cover events from small school fetes or local BMX up to Bass in the Grass/V8’s and attending your local show. You put first aid skills in practice. If you come across a severe accident and you are first on scene, you will be able to put your first aid skills into action. Come along and check out our division and meet new friends.

Youth - Palmerston (15 - 25 years old)

  • Where: St John Volunteer Centre, Cook St, Farrar, NT
  • When: Tuesday 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Palmerston Youth Division formed in 2009 and encourages flexible volunteering which allows our members to still be committed to studies and other events we participate in. The division can be a stepping stone for members before they move into an adult division or go to a cadet division in a leadership role. The program is designed by the youth members to ensure topics are relevant to youth needs. We don't have a rank system or wear uniforms at training night to encourage team building.

We participate in group duties together at events that relate to the youth and our members enjoy attending. Our theme is to have fun and make friends while doing something that gives back to the community. If you think this is something you want to be a part of please drop by for a bit to eat and meet the crew.

Cadets - Palmerston (8 - 18 years old)

  • Where: St John Volunteer Centre, Cook St, Farrar, NT
  • When: Juniors (8-11) 5:30pm-7:00pm Monday nights.
  • When: Cadets (11-18) 6:30pm-8:30pm Monday nights.

Palmerston Cadet Division started in 1998 and thrives on developing young leaders, role models, independent and competent first aiders for the community.

Our adult members and Superintendent are passionate and committed members who are always willing to help. If you like to build lifelong friendships and skills, come join us on our meeting night.

Farrar

Cadets & Junior - Farrar

  • Where: St John Volunteer Centre, Cook St, Farrar, NT
  • When: Friday 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Farrar Cadet/Junior Division has approximately 20 members. Shannon Raven and Samara Tuckey co-run the division, both having grown up through the Junior and Cadet program previously.

Farrar is a newly founded division commencing in April 2016. Throughout the year members have attended such events as the Teddy Bear’s Picnic and the annual Volunteer Night youth activities, as well as help support and fundraise for other charities like their annual Red Nose Party.

The Cadets and Juniors learn valuable first aid skills as well as a variety of other topics; Caring for Animals, Fire Safety, Family Care etc. Divisional nights are every Friday night during the School terms (excluding public holidays) 6pm-8pm. Snacks and drinks are able to be purchased during the break. New members are always welcome.

Batchelor

  • Where: Batchelor Health Clinic or Ambulance Shed Pinaroo Crescent, Batchelor, NT
  • When: Wednesday 5pm to 7pm

The Batchelor St John Ambulance Division was created in 1980 and is based in the scenic town of Batchelor at the gateway to Litchfield Park approximately 100 km south of Darwin. This Division attracts membership from the Coomalie Region (Batchelor, Adelaide River, Lake Bennett and surrounding rural areas). The region has a population of just over 1000 people but this number greatly increases during the Dry Season with tourists and students at Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education.

Our division is a small but active group of volunteers that meet regularly for training at either the Batchelor Health Clinic or the Ambulance shed. As well as training we cover a wide range of public duties such as the Adelaide River Races and Show, the Lingalonga and Isotopia festivals plus community events such as Australia Day and ANZAC Day.

We have a 4WD First Aid Unit that is housed in the Ambulance Shed next to FERG Batchelor (Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service). Both these volunteer organisations provide emergency services for the Coomalie Region and we regularly combine training to promote comradery between the two volunteer organisations and strengthen our knowledge and skills in emergency situations. Because we are a small division we are always looking for new volunteers. If you are interested please contact St John NT Headquarters on (08) 8922 6205.

Nhulunbuy

Adults

  • Where: St John Ambulance Centre, Matthew Flinders Way (GDH)
  • When: Tuesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Cadets (13 years or older)

  • Where: St John Ambulance Centre, Matthew Flinders Way (GDH)
  • When: Tuesday 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Nhulunbuy St John Ambulance Volunteers started in 1981 and has a combined Youth and Adult division. Gove members do a variety of things from classroom learning of 1st aid skills to helping the adult member’s man public duties. Our cadets have a lot of fun whilst learning valuable lifesaving skills that will benefit them long into the future.

The division has a healthy membership, but we are always looking for more volunteers to become part of our St John Community. We enjoy the unique learning opportunities and assisting the community of Nhulunbuy and surrounding area. The adult volunteers in Nhulunbuy volunteer their time not only for our ever growing number of public duties but also on the ambulance (once they are competent 1st responders).We also enjoy Social nights throughout the year. We are also getting a social club up and running for the division in 2017. So we are certainly not all about work and no play we love to socialize together as well and are one big family.

So if you want to learn lifesaving skills whilst being a part of a great team of people then St John Nhulunbuy is where you want to be every Tuesday night.

Katherine

Adults

  • Where: Katherine St John Ambulance Centre, Lot 3159 Chardon Street, Katherine NT 0850
  • When: Monday 7.30pm

The Katherine Adult Division was formed in 1980 and are a relaxed and friendly group of volunteers who work closely with the paramedics. Both Paramedics and Volunteers get in together to get the job done and help one and other out.

We have no formal recruitment dates so you are welcome to come along to any of our training nights. Just give us a call or email to let us know you're coming along. We will give you what you need to start volunteering.

By becoming a Volunteer with Katherine Division you can participate in helping out by attending many public duties with more experienced members. We attend duties such as Football matches, Moto X, Polocrosse, Katherine Show and Rodeos just to name a few.

You will learn health related skills by rendering First Aid to the sick and injured spectators and competitors. You will be provided with First Aid training, valuable skills and a uniform, all you need is a love for sharing a bit of your free time by helping members of your community and a passion to learn new skills.

Cadets & Juniors

  • Where: Katherine St John Ambulance Centre, Lot 3159 Chardon Street, Katherine NT 0850
  • When: Monday 5:15pm

The Katherine Cadets were formed in 2001 and there’s always something happening at the St John Ambulance Centre in Katherine, there is never a dull moment. Especially when it involves the Katherine Cadet Division.

The St John Ambulance Cadet movement in Katherine provides First Aid services to the greater Katherine region in conjunction with the Adult division, with cadets developing valuable life skills - first aid, teamwork, management and leadership. The Cadets work closely with the adult volunteer division, paramedics and other local emergency services in a close knit, friendly environment.

Regular weekly meetings see cadets undertake a variety of activities ranging from first aid skills, undertaking proficiency badge subjects, combined scenarios and regular social activities. The cadets have a lot of fun whilst learning valuable lifesaving skills that will benefit them long into the future.

The members of the Katherine Cadet Division can be seen at community events providing first aid care for the participants and spectators. Local events include - Junior Rugby, Moto X, Speedway, Polo Cross to name a few.

Members are not restricted to events within their local areas. With opportunities made available to attend large events throughout the Territory.

If you are between 8 & 18 years old, and interested in having fun while learning valuable skills, then feel free to come along to one of our meeting nights. We’re always on the lookout for bright and energetic young people to join the team.

Tennant Creek

Adults

  • Where: St John Ambulance Centre Windley Street, Tennant Creek, NT
  • When: Wednesday 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Cadets & Juniors

  • Where: St John Ambulance Centre Windley Street, Tennant Creek, NT
  • When: Monday 5.30pm to 6.30pm

At Tennant Creek Cadet Division we are all about having fun and learning about first aid and other great skills. But don’t just take my word for it the photos speak for themselves!

We are always after helpers so please drop by and say Hi!

Litchfield / Humpty Doo

  • Where: Litchfield Station, 39 Vereker St, Humpty Doo NT
  • When: Every Tuesday at 6.00pm - 8.00pm

The Litchfield Division was formed in 2002 The Litchfield Shire has a population of approximately 18,000 people and covers an area of approximately 3,100 square kilometres, starting at Gunn Point in the north, to Manton Dam in the south, Middle Arm in the west, to Middle Point in the east.

Litchfield Division is a small division with plenty of scope to expand. While being a small but active group, Litchfield Division attends many public duties within the Darwin, Palmerston and Rural areas, including working alongside sister divisions like Batchelor.

Litchfield Division has made a valuable and positive difference to the larger St John organisation. The group is highly visible at all major events within the Top End, and regularly participates in shared meetings with other divisions.

Meetings usually run for approximately one and a half hours. Our training program is applicable to the needs and requirements of both the new volunteers as well as those that have been in the organisation for longer periods of time. We pride ourselves on being flexible to the needs of all members and this is shown in our training program and through our commitment to working both in the rural area, as well as in conjunction with service and other divisions.

Our long-term strategy is for continued growth and we are open to new rural members coming along and seeing what our group is all about. If you are interested in being a St John volunteer and potentially join the Litchfield Division, please contact the St John Volunteer office on 08 8922 6205.

Alice Springs

St John Ambulance has been operating in Alice Springs for over 50 years. Alice Springs Division is very active in the community and has Adult, Youth, Cadet and Junior Divisions to suit members of all ages.

Adults

  • Where: Telegraph Terrace, Alice Springs NT. Entry via Allchurch Street
  • When: Wednesday 7-9pm

Cadets (aged 11-18)

  • Where: Telegraph Terrace, Alice Springs NT. Entry via Allchurch Street
  • When: Monday 6.15-7.45pm

The Alice Springs Adult Division is a friendly and supportive group of volunteers with a wide range of skills and knowledge. Weekly training nights include learning valuable first aid skills to suit all levels, taking part in integrated scenarios and regular social activities.

The division has access to clinical equipment for training and public events, and being based at the Ambulance station, members have regular interaction with the Ambulance and Patient Transport services. Becoming a volunteer is very rewarding as you meet new people and support the community by using the new skills you’ve learnt to provide first aid at public events such as Finke Desert Race, Alice Springs Show, Camel Cup and motorsports to name a few.

Youth (aged 14-25)

  • Where: Telegraph Terrace, Alice Springs NT. Entry via Allchurch Street
  • When: Tuesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

The Alice Springs Cadets and Youth meet Monday nights where members undertake a range of activities including first aid skills, mock scenarios, proficiency badge subjects (e.g. Campcraft and Health Care & Caring) and regular social activities. Members can also assist with fundraising events, take part in leadership programs to develop valuable life skills, and gain hands-on experience working with other cadets and adults to provide first aid at public events such as the Finke Desert Race and Alice Springs Show.

The division holds first aid scenario competitions annually, and many Alice Springs Cadets have also competed at Territory and National Championships. Members can also attend Divisional, Territory, National and International camps, and create great friendships along the way.

Juniors (aged 8-11)

  • Where: Telegraph Terrace, Alice Springs NT. Entry via Allchurch Street
  • When: Tuesday 6.30-8pm

The Alice Springs Juniors meet Tuesday nights where members take part in a fun and creative environment, undertaking a variety of activities such as learning first aid skills, Interest Badge subjects (inc. Fire Safety and Caring for Animals), and regular social activities.

Juniors can also gain real life experience by attending public events under supervision.

 

 

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