Become a Volunteer Ambulance Officer/Medic – Help People In Need

By becoming a Volunteer Ambulance Officer, First Responder or Medic you will be able to confidently help people who need urgent medical attention.

Volunteering and helping others has been known to help improve your health and happiness, and as a budding First Responder, Medic or even a qualified Paramedic, it can open the doors to a career in pre-hospital emergency health care.

Reasons to become a volunteer:

  • Gain career experience
  • Learn valuable skills
  • Make connections in the industry
  • You may also be able to gain valuable clinical placement hours

Requirements to become a volunteer

The most valuable skills you can bring to any voluntary role are a positive attitude, willingness to help, compassion and an open mind.

Becoming a Medic/Paramedic in Australia: Free guide show you exactly how to get started. Download it here.

Volunteering Opportunities

In the health care sector there are a long list of organisations you will be able to volunteer with. Here are a few groups we suggest approaching:

  • St Johns Ambulance: Volunteer as an Ambulance Officer, Community Transport Officer or First Aider. 
  • State Emergency Service (SES): As a member of the SES you can become involved with general rescue, road rescue, rescue boat operations, land search, urban search and rescue, traffic management rope rescue or community education.
  • Surf Life Saving: Join this emergency response service and become a beach patrolling member
  • Your local Hospital: Most hospitals welcome the support of volunteers. Areas in which volunteers can assist in are: Specialist Clinics, Inpatient Wards, Emergency Department or Day of Surgery.
  • Your local sporting club: You can also approach your local sporting clubs and volunteer as a member of their medic team.

How to become a Paramedic/Medic or First Responder

The Australian Paramedical College is the largest private pre-hospital health care training provider in Australia.

Our team are dedicated to providing training of the highest standard for students who enrol in our training Nationally Recognised training programs.

APC offers the HLT31120 – Certificate III in Non-emergency Patient Transport, a HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care and a HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care.  Our training programs provide a flexible and affordable pathways for those who wish to work in the private sector or choose to continue their emergency medicine education at university.

For more information on how to get started in pre-hospital emergency health care call 1300 377 741

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.