Become a Volunteer Paramedic

Volunteer ParamedicToday is International Volunteer Day, so we wanted to take the time today to thank all Volunteers, in particular Paramedic/Medics, for their ongoing commitment and dedication to ensuring our communities are safe. Whilst we believe they deserve to be recognised every day, today we are encouraging all of our students, staff and followers to give thanks to these amazing men and women.

Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1985, International Volunteer Day provides volunteer organisations and individual volunteers with the opportunity to raise public awareness of their contributions at local, national and international levels. With over six million Australians already volunteering their time, helping make Australia the greatest place on earth, we believe this is the perfect time to encourage more people to join in!

In the paramedical industry, there are many volunteer opportunities available for budding and current paramedics and people who just wish to lend a helping hand.

Why become a volunteer paramedic?

The great thing about becoming a volunteer within an emergency service or volunteer organisation is that there is a role for everyone – you can be young or young at heart, super-fit, of average health or have a disability. If you want to help out in a crisis the best thing you can do is to get involved with one of these organisations. You will learn new skills, get hands-on experience, make new friends, become resilient and increase your self confidence. But above all it is rewarding. The personal satisfaction you will gain as a volunteer is immeasurable.

Become a Volunteer

There is a volunteer role suited for anyone and everyone! The types of roles available within volunteer ambulance services are:

  • First Responders
  • Honorary Ambulance Officers
  • Volunteer Drivers
  • Communications and Logistics
  • First Aiders
  • Health Care Professionals
  • Peer Support Officers
  • Chaplains
  • Consumer Representatives
  • and much more!

To get a list of the different volunteer paramedic organisations and their contact details in this industry click here!

How to become a paramedic

The Australian Paramedical College is the largest pre-hospital health care training provider in Australia. We are dedicated to providing training of the highest standard for all students who enrol in our training programs. APC offers a Certificate III in Non- emergency Patient Transport, a Certificate IV in Health Care and a Diploma of Paramedical Science (Advanced Life Support). Our training programs provide a flexible and affordable pathway for those who wish to work in the private sector or choose to continue their education at university.

Download your free guide on How to become a paramedic here.



What is your career journey?

To discover how you can become a fully qualified Ambulance Paramedic or Basic/Advanced Life Support Medic, complete a personalised paramedical career development plan.