Saving Lives at work, home and play
St. John Ambulance is one of Canada’s largest volunteer networks which also operates world-wide. Our volunteers are present at sports events, festivals, concerts or any community gatherings. St John Ambulance first laid roots in the Orangeville area in 1976 when a group of volunteer medical responders formed a team to provide first aid services at public events. Over 40 years later and members of the St John Ambulance Orangeville still volunteer to provide basic and advanced first aid when emergencies occur. Our volunteers provide first response casualty care necessary to save a life, prevent further injury or provide comfort until emergency medical assistance arrives
Our highly skilled Medical First Response volunteers are equipped and ready to respond to injuries and medical emergencies at events in the community. Our volunteers come with a variety of backgrounds and interests. Many of our volunteers are past, present or future health care or emergency service workers. Volunteer hours serving the community can assist those looking for experience to include in their applications for these highly competitive fields. It is also a great opportunity to develop, refine and utilize existing first aid skills while helping respond to community health and safety needs.
The St. John Ambulance Medical First Response Service Unit is comprised of volunteers from a variety of backgrounds who log approximately 30,000 hours of community service at over 250 events in the communities we serve each year.