St John recognises northern suburbs volunteers

Maureen Porter of Kingsley with St John WA chairman Shayne Leslie.
Maureen Porter of Kingsley with St John WA chairman Shayne Leslie.

TWO northern suburbs volunteers were among recipients of St John WA’s volunteer of the year awards recently.

Maureen Porter received the youth and community award for her role as an early childhood educator volunteer at the August 29 awards.

The Kingsley resident has delivered the Triple Zero Hero storybook session to more than 500 young children aged three to five.

Nicola Gibson received the volunteer education award for her role in volunteer development, which includes delivering induction sessions for volunteers.

The Woodvale resident also trains her divisional peers weekly and presents regularly at event health services recruitment sessions.

St John chief executive Michelle Fyfe said volunteers made significant contributions to the services delivered to the WA community.

“Our frontline consists of highly skilled clinical volunteers, qualified career professionals and thousands of first aid trained community members, all working to save lives in our communities,” she said.

“Volunteers are in engaged in a wide variety of roles with St John including community transport, event health, first aid training, events and youth engagement.”

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