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Canadians have been volunteering with St. John Ambulance for over 130 years. There are more than 15,000 dedicated front-line St. John Ambulance volunteers across Canada, in every province and territory, providing over 1,000,000 community service hours every where. 

Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteer your way. There are countless ways that you can make a difference in your community as a St. John Ambulance volunteer.

What we do

Caring for communities from coast-to-coast St. John Ambulance Canada has more than 15,000 volunteers and coordinates one of the country’s largest volunteer networks. Our volunteers positively impact the lives of millions of Canadians each year.

While the financial contribution of St. John Ambulance community service volunteers could be calculated in millions of dollars, the contribution to the safety of Canadians is immeasurable. When Canadians need them, our volunteers have an unmatched record of answering the call.

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3,900 Therapy Dog Teams
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5,300 Medical First Responders
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15,000 Volunteers
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First Aid Response Services


Well-trained and well-equipped, St John Ambulance Medical First Response volunteers are at countless public events to provide basic and advanced medical care when first aid emergencies occur.

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Community Emergency Response Program


St. John Ambulance plays a vital role in the critical areas of emergency preparedness and response across Canada when a natural or human disaster strikes.

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Youth Programs


Young Canadians have the opportunity to learn first aid and volunteer in their communities, fostering their personal development and commitment to service. 

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St. John Ambulance Lifesaving Awards
Risking your life to save another is considered the ultimate act of selflessness. St. John believes that these actions deserve to be recognized.
Be a part of the legacy
For over a century, St. John Ambulance Canada volunteers have been dedicated to a singular vision: to enable Canadians to improve their health, safety and quality of life by providing community services and first aid training.