Help options for time-poor

St John volunteer co-ordinator Henry Law.        Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au   d441268
St John volunteer co-ordinator Henry Law.        Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au d441268

The non-emergency positions will help with St John�s patient transport service and require as little as four to eight hours a week commitment, with no weekends.

Volunteer member services manager Kate Fina said the new roles were also physically less demanding.

�The priority for these roles is to provide companionship and in-transit care to low-acuity patients, rather than the clinical know-how,� she said.

�Duties will range from moving a patient from a hospital ward for transfer by ambulance and accompanying people to their medical appointments.�

Volunteers will receive advanced first-aid training, with the opportunity for further education.

Log on to www.stjohnchangelives.com.au or call 1800 069 393 for more information.